The bearing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Danville, Virginia, is N 42 degrees E. The bearing from Danville to Goldsboro, North Carolina, is S 48 degrees E. A car is driven by Mark Ferrari, traveling at 60 mph, it takes 1 hr to go from Winston-Salem to Danville and 1.8 to go from Danville to Goldsboro. Find the distance from Winston-Salem to Goldsboro.

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The bearing from Winston-Salem to Danville is N 42° E.
The bearing from Danville to Goldsboro is S 48° E.
Mark, driving at 60mph, takes one hour to go from Winston-Salem to Danville
and 1.8 hour to go from Danville to Goldsboro.
Find the distance from Winston-Salem to Goldsboro.

diagram on based on the given data:

N D
: *
: * : *
: 60 *42°:48°*
: * : *
:42°* : * 108
: * : *
W * : *
: * : *
: : * *
: : * *
: S * G

"The bearing from Winston-Salem to Danville is N 42° E." . . / NWD = 42° . . . hence: / WDS = 42°.

"The bearing from Danville to Goldsboro is S 48° E." . . / SDG = 48°.

"Mark, driving at 60mph, takes one hour to go from Winston-Salem to Danville" . . WD = 60

"and 1.8 hour to go from Danville to Goldsboro." . . DG = 108

Note that: ./ D .= .42° + 48° .= .90° . . ∆ WDG is a right triangle!

Use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine WG.

WG^2 = WD^2 + DG^2

WG^2 = 60^2 + 108^2

WG^2 = 3600 + 1164

WG^2 = 15264

WG = 123.54

the distance from Winston-Salem to Goldsboro is 123.54 mph

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Jun 14th, 2015

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