A man runs 5 km in a direction 30 degrees south of west. How far south and west of his starting point is he?

What does south of west mean

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    He runs towards the West ( the setting Sun) but not quite - he actually goes a bit south of directly west - 30˚ towards the south.

    So he ends up 5. sin 30 km = 2.5 km south of his starting point

    and 5 . cos 30 = 4.3 km west of his starting point.

    Source(s): Old teacher
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