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The eye of a hurricane passes over Grand Bahama Island in a direction 60.0° north of west with a speed of 40.0 km/h. Three hours later, the course of the hurricane suddenly shifts due north, and its speed slows to 26.0 km/h. How far from Grand Bahama is the hurricane 4.60 h after it passes over the island?

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The distance of the hurricane from the Grand Bahamas after 4.6 hrs is the line joining points O and B.

Let this distance be denoted as D.

Consider the large right angled triangle BPO

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The distances corresponding to lines AO and AB are calculated ...

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AO (41km/hr(3hr) 123km AB (26km/hr) (1.6hr -41.6km

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