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March 27th, 2019, 05:25 PM   #1
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A plane has crashed equidistant from M (-80,26) and S (-66,18) and is on altitude from M.

Locate where the plane has crashed co-ordinates in latitude and longitude are

M(-80,26)

H(-65,32)

S(-66,18)

Note - it's a triangle.

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Locate where the plane has crashed
On the ground...

/rimshot


I'll show myself out.
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On the ground...

/rimshot


I'll show myself out.
Hmm I wish, I still need to solve this please help guys haha.
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March 28th, 2019, 01:34 AM   #4
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What is H? Its coordinates are given, but its relevance is unexplained.
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March 28th, 2019, 10:41 AM   #5
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I think it's there to form the triangle, and to maybe help solve?
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A plane has crashed equidistant from M (-80,26) and S (-66,18) and is on altitude from M
I just can't see this one. Are we sketching a line from M to the site of the crash? Is that the "altitude?"

-Dan

Edit: Here's a graph of the situation. M is red, S is blue, and H is dark green. The two possible crash sites are where the circles intersect. What is the "altitude from M" and H is just hanging out there apparently having nothing to do with the problem!

Something tells me there is more to this question than what has been posted.
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Full question maybe this will help ?

A plane's emergency beacon goes off; its approximate position is at a place equidistant from Miami and San Juan and on altitude from Miami, in the Bermuda triangle.

Locate where the plane has crashed

M(−80,26), H(−65,32), S(−66,18).

My working so far is I think I need to find the equal distance from point M to S (midpoint) which I've solved to be (-73,22) is this right? What do I do after this?

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I just can't see this one. Are we sketching a line from M to the site of the crash? Is that the "altitude?"

-Dan

Edit: Here's a graph of the situation. M is red, S is blue, and H is dark green. The two possible crash sites are where the circles intersect. What is the "altitude from M" and H is just hanging out there apparently having nothing to do with the problem!

Something tells me there is more to this question than what has been posted.
Yeah there is -

A plane's emergency beacon goes off, its approx position is at a place equidistant from Miami and San Juan and on altitude from Miami, in the Bermuda triangle.

Locate where the plane has crashed

M(−80,26), H(−65,32), S(−66,18).

My working so far is I think I need to find the equal distance from point M to S (midpoint) which I've solved to be (-73,22) is this right? What do I do after this?

Update: someone is saying that it crashed at (71.006,24.5) they found the bisectors of HS and MH and found the intersection, they didn't give me their working can someone?

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