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
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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