Mathematics

From a point on the edge of the sea, one ship is 24km away on…

From a point on the edge of the sea, one ship is 24km away on a bearing S 50oE and another ship is 7km away on a bearing S40oW. How far apart are the ships?
  • A.
    20km
  • B.
    24km
  • C.
    25km
  • D.
    31km
  • E.
    84km
Correct Answer: Option C
Explanation

x2 = 242 + 72 = 576 + 49
x2 = 625
x = √625 = 25