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Solution: An air-traffic controller observes two aircraft on his radar screen. The first is at altitude 800 m horizontal distance 19.2 km and 25.0° south of west. The second aircraft is at altitude 1 100 m horizontal distance 17.6 km and 20.0° south of west. What is the distance between the two aircraft? (Place the x-axis west the y axis south and the z axis vertical.)

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An air-traffic controller observes two aircraft on his radar screen. The first is at altitude 800 m horizontal distance 19.2 km and 25.0° south of west. The second aircraft is at altitude 1 100 m horizontal distance 17.6 km and 20.0° south of west. What is the distance between the two aircraft? (Place the x-axis west the y axis south and the z axis vertical.)