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An airplane is 149 miles north and 87 miles east of an airport. The pilot wants to fly directly to the airport. What bearing should be taken? (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

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An airplane is 149 miles north and 87 miles east of an airport. The pilot wants to fly directly to the airport. What bearing should be taken? (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

 

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Step 1

To find the bearing angle that should be taken by the pilot.

Step 2

Given the airplane is 149 miles north and 87 miles east of an airport.

The bearing angle is always taken as clockwise from the north line.

Determine the tangent of the bearing angle of the pilot as follows.

Step 3
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