# SOLUTION: 4. In navigational terms, a bearing is defined as the number of degrees a direction is from due north clockwise. If a plane flying 120 mph has flown 1 hour at a bearing of 32°, ho

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Length-and-distance -> SOLUTION: 4. In navigational terms, a bearing is defined as the number of degrees a direction is from due north clockwise. If a plane flying 120 mph has flown 1 hour at a bearing of 32°, ho      Log On

 Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Geometry: Length, distance, coordinates, metric length Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on Length-and-distance Question 251374: 4. In navigational terms, a bearing is defined as the number of degrees a direction is from due north clockwise. If a plane flying 120 mph has flown 1 hour at a bearing of 32°, how far has it flown in a horizontal direction?Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! If you truly mean "a horizontal" direction, meaning parallel to the horizon, then the answer is simply 120 mph times 1 hour = 120 miles. On the other hand, given the discussion of the meaning of bearing, you mean "an East-West" direction, then you want the magnitude of the East-West velocity vector times 1 hour. For North-South Where is the magnitude of the velocity vector in the direction of travel and is the bearing angle. And for East-West: Just whip out the calculator and make sure you are in Degrees mode. John