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 September 23rd, 2011, 09:28 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2011 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Trigonometry Coordinate Problem I need a push in the right direction here. I think I am having problems mapping this out. Could I get any help? I paced off the distance from the cabin’s north-facing front door to a nearby pile of rocks SE of the cabin (location N38 55.519 W104 51.495), then turned ninety degrees to the right and paced off an equal number of steps and marked that point. I returned to the cabin’s front door and paced off the distance to a very large tree to my left (location N38 55.563 W104 51.510), turned at a right angle to the left and paced off an equal number of steps to a second point. We hid the clue at the point midway between the two marked points…” Where is the clue hidden?
 September 26th, 2011, 11:24 AM #2 Member   Joined: May 2011 From: West Virginia Posts: 44 Thanks: 0 Re: Trigonmetry Coordinate Problem I think to start off, you need to change your coordinates to decimal equivalents. 1 degree= 60 minutes 1 minute= 60 seconds 1 second= 1/60 minute See if that helps, but if it dosen't then I will be glad to answer the problem for you! --Farmtalk-- BTW for all you people who have gotten to know me, yes I am working with math in my spare time at school lol
 September 27th, 2011, 05:06 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2011 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Re: Trigonometry Coordinate Problem If you wouldn't mind solving it for me, that would be great! I have looked at this problem so much I think I have a mental block on it now. It is driving me crazy!
 September 27th, 2011, 01:53 PM #4 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2011 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Re: Trigonometry Coordinate Problem Actually, I think I am going to try this one on my own. Thanks for the push in the right direction!

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