# Law of Sine and Cosine Word Problems 1. A footbridge is to be built across a small lake from a gazebo to a dock.

From a tree 100 yards from the gazebo the bearing is E 24o S. From the tree to the dock the bearing is S 15o E. The bearing from the gazebo to the dock is S 33o W. What is the length of the bridge? Tree

Gazebo

Dock 2. A boat is sailing due east parallel to the shoreline at a speed of 20 miles per hour. At a given time the, the bearing to a lighthouse is S 68o E, and 30 minutes later the bearing is S 52o E. Find the distance from the boat to the lighthouse at Boat Position 2. Boat Position 1 Boat Position 2

Lighthouse

h at a bearing N 37o E. The angle of elevation from the shadow to the top of the pole is 43o.h at a bearing of N 53o W. Two planes leave an airport at the same time. A poll tilts towards the sun at an 8o angle from the vertical at it casts a 22-ft shadow. and the other plane is flying at 825 m. One plane is flying 650 m.p.3.p. How far apart are the planes after flying for 2 hours? Airplane 2 Airplane 1 Airport 4. How tall is the poll? .

Find the distance from each lookout station to the fire. From a tree 100 yards from the gazebo the bearing is E 16o S. A footbridge is to be built across a small lake from a gazebo to a dock. From the tree to the dock the bearing is S 28o E. Fire Lookout 1 Lookout 2 . The bearing from the gazebo to the dock is S 41o W. The bearing from the second lookout station to the fire is N 37o W.5. What is the length of the bridge? Tree Gazebo Dock 6. The bearing from the first lookout station to the fire is N 52o E. A fire is spotted from two lookout stations that are 10 miles apart.

h at a bearing N 23o E. A boat is sailing due east parallel to the shoreline at a speed of 10 miles per hour. the bearing to a lighthouse is S 72o E. Find the distance from the boat to the lighthouse. How far apart are the planes after flying for 3. One plane is flying 575 m.5 hours? Airplane 2 Airplane 1 Airport . and the other plane is flying at 625 m. At a given time the. and 15 minutes later the bearing is S 66o E.p.h at a bearing of N 65o W. Boat Position 1 Boat Position 2 Lighthouse 8. Two planes leave an airport at the same time.p.7.

which is 240 meters Southeast of the Second Point. Approximate the maximum distance across the pond. 10. Approximate the number of feet the center fielder had to run to make the catch if the camera turned 9o in the following the play.9. To approximate the maximum length of a pond a surveyor starts at Point A and walks to a position that is 380 meters Northeast of the staring point to Point B. A batter hit a fly ball that goes to the wall that is 420 feet from the camera. The angle formed by Segment AB and BC is 100o. A baseball player in center field is playing approximately 330 feet from the television camera that is behind home plate. The surveyor then walks to Point C. Final Position of Ball Center Fielder Camera .

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