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Buoy C is due west from a sailboat that is anchored at point A. Buoy B, which is due north of C, ?

Buoy C is due west from a sailboat that is anchored at point A. Buoy B, which is due north of C, is situated so that mÐCAB=26º and CB=13 kilometers. How far is the ship from B?

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  • Joerg
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    1 decade ago
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    Due to C being due west of A and B being due north of C there is a rectangle at C.

    With that and angle at A = 26° we have:

    (a/c)=sin26°

    c=((13)/(sin26°))= ((13)/(sin((13)/(90))π))= 29. 655km

    Source(s): High school math & my pocket calculator
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