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3 Bearing Fix Practice Question 1
Posted 2015, Dec 05 20:19
Grant, how accurate are the answers expected to be? I have double checked my answer three times and have not come up with a reason why Lat 46°14'.74N Long 005°50'.20W is the answer and not 46deg14'.85N 5deg51'.00W. Even assuming that the variation number I used was not 7.2deg W, the transit line does not pass through the correct lat/long answer given by the self grading function. In checking this, I show that the lat/long given (Lat 46°14'.74N Long 005°50'.20W) shows a 358(M) bearing to the Bayview Hotel rather than 000 (M). Perhaps I am splitting hairs and this difference is negligible for the purposes of final exam grading? Thoughts?