# Solution: After how many hours will the second ship be exactly north of ship A?

A ship started sailing S 42°35’ W at the rate of 5kph. After 2 hours, ship B started at the same port going N 46°20’W at the rate of 7 kph. After how many hours will the second ship be exactly north of ship A?

#### Problem Statement: GE Board August 1994

A ship started sailing S 42°35’ W at the rate of 5 kph. After 2 hours, ship B started at the same port going N 46°20’W at the rate of 7 kph. After how many hours will the second ship be exactly north of ship A?
• A. 3.68
• B. 4.03
• C. 5.12
• D. 4.83

The second ship be exactly north of ship A after 4.03 hours

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