# SOLUTION: A plane flies 500 kilometers with a bearing of N 44 W from B to C. The plane then flies 720 kilometers from C to A. Find the bearing of the flight from C to A. picture of the di

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 Question 302111: A plane flies 500 kilometers with a bearing of N 44 W from B to C. The plane then flies 720 kilometers from C to A. Find the bearing of the flight from C to A. picture of the diagram: http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/trinhkieu888/9-1.jpg Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find angle A using the Law of Sines: 720/sin(46) = 500/sin(A) sin(A) = 500*sin(46)/720 =~0.49954 A = 29.9696º --> heading C to A = West 30º South ------------------------------------------ Whose idea are these "headings?" N 44 W should be 316º The heading from C to A should 240º The people writing the textbooks should stick to subjects they understand.