I need help solving a math problem

Feb 7th, 2015
SoccerBoss
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An aircraft on a reconnaissance mission takes off from its home base and flies 550 miles at a bearing of S 46° E to a location in the sea. It then flies 483 miles from the sea at a bearing of S 55° W to another location. Finally, the aircraft flies straight back from the second location to its base. What is the total distance it flies, rounded to the nearest mile?

550 miles

1,033 miles

1,583 miles

1,692 miles

2,210 miles


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