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 coordinates in latitude and longitude are M(80,26) H(65,32) S(66,18) Note  it's a triangle. Last edited by skipjack; March 28th, 2019 at 03:50 PM. 
March 27th, 2019, 07:21 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2016 From: USA Posts: 600 Thanks: 366 Math Focus: Dynamical systems, analytic function theory, numerics  On the ground... /rimshot I'll show myself out. Last edited by skipjack; March 28th, 2019 at 03:50 PM. 
March 27th, 2019, 07:30 PM  #3 
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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.

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?

March 28th, 2019, 11:06 AM  #6  
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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. Last edited by skipjack; March 28th, 2019 at 03:52 PM.  
March 28th, 2019, 11:24 AM  #7 
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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(âˆ’80,26), H(âˆ’65,32), S(âˆ’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? Last edited by skipjack; March 28th, 2019 at 03:47 PM. 
March 28th, 2019, 12:31 PM  #8  
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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(âˆ’80,26), H(âˆ’65,32), S(âˆ’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? Last edited by skipjack; March 28th, 2019 at 04:07 PM.  
April 1st, 2019, 02:05 PM  #9 
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This has been solved


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