*Question:*

A ship needs to travel in the direction of 40°. The ship has a speed of 20 Knots in still water. A current of 6 Knots at 360° is pushing the ship. Determine the direction the ship needs to be headed, and the magnitude of the ship's resultant velocity.

*Solution:*

First you have to understand what each vector means and where to put it.

Then you plug in the angles and sides what you already know

The vectors form a letter "z" so the angles correspond with one another.

You then plug in your answers into the calculator

Calculator Functions:

- Go to your TRISOLVE2 program in your calculator
- Enter angle AB as 120°
- Enter side A as 6
- Enter side B as 20
- Press 3 to solve

You will then end up with this:

Plug in the answers to your original diagram. Your diagram should look something like this

You then subtract 44.941° from 20° to calculate the bearing which is your final answer!

BEARING 24.9°

Anyway i hoped that helped everyone understand this problem a little better! The next scribe is *JOWELL*

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