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September 23rd, 2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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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?
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September 26th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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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!

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September 27th, 2011, 05:06 AM   #3
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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!
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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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