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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Trigonometry
Level: Grade 11
Standards: HSG-SRT.D.11
Author: nsharp1
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Grade 11 Trigonometry CCSS: HSG-SRT.D.11

A pilot is about to start a flight from Fort Smith to Brocksville. Brocksville is located directly north of Fort Smith. The pilot doesn't fly directly between the cities, as she is trying to avoid a large storm. Her initial heading is N75°E. She flies for 850 miles, and then makes a course change so that she is headed directly towards Brocksville. She flies for 1530 miles in this new direction, before landing at the airport in Brocksville. What is the distance between Fort Smith and Brocksville, rounded to the nearest mile?
  1. 1511 miles
  2. 1528 miles
  3. 1550 miles
  4. 2716 miles
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