Bearing and Distances


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In today’s class, we will be talking about bearing and distances. Enjoy the class!

Bearing and Distances


Angle of Elevation

This is the angle formed between the normal eye level and the line through which the observer views an object above.



Bearings can be defined as the angular relationships between two or more places. Bearings are specified in two ways:

Cardinal Points: It is specified in reference to the north and south. E.g. N450E, S600W

General Evaluation
  1. Find  the  corresponding bearing  of the  following: (a)N640W  (b)0640  (c)S420E  (d) 2340
  2. If the bearing of  X  from  Y  is  N640W. Find the bearing of  Y   from  X.
  3. A boat sails 6km from a port X on a bearing of 0650 and thereafter 13km on a bearing of 1360. What is the distance and bearing of the boat from X?
  4. Find the angle of elevation to the nearest degree of the top of a church tower 180m high from a point on the ground 75m from its foot.


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