Problem: A ship leaves the island of Guam and sails 285 km at 61.0 north of west.In which direction must it now head so that its resultant displacement will be 121 km directly east of Guam?How far must it sail?

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A ship leaves the island of Guam and sails 285 km at 61.0 north of west.

In which direction must it now head so that its resultant displacement will be 121 km directly east of Guam?

How far must it sail?

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