Solution: Approximate the shortest distance of tower C to the highway

Points A and B 1000 m apart are plotted on a straight highway running East and West. From A, the bearing of a tower C is 32° W of N and from B the bearing of C is 26° N of E. Approximate the shortest distance of tower C to the highway.

Approximate the shortest distance of tower C to the highway.

Problem Statement: ECE Board April 1998

Points A and B 1000 m apart are plotted on a straight highway running East and West. From A, the bearing of a tower C is 32° W of N and from B the bearing of C is 26° N of E. Approximate the shortest distance of tower C to the highway.
  • A. 364 m
  • B. 374 m
  • C. 384 m
  • D. 394 m

Problem Answer:

The shortest distance of tower C to the highway is 374 m

Solution:

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