Two patrol boats M3 and M7 leave port at the same time.M3 heads due west and M7 on a bearing 227 degrees.After 30 minutes M7 has travelled 18 nautical miles and observes M3 in a direction due south.(a)How far is M3 from M7? (b) How far has M3 travelled?
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I understand "bearing" to be the angle formed from North (0°) in a clockwise rotation.
so a bearing of 227° would fall into the third quadrant.
if M3 is going west and M7 is going in 227°, M7 can never see M3 south of it.
Please clarify how you are using "bearing"

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