An airplane is at a location 800 miles west of city X. Another airplane is at a distance of 1,200 miles in a direction S 30° W from city X. What is the distance between the two airplanes to the nearest mile? Assume that the planes are flying at the same altitude.

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we can translate the given statements into 800 < 180 and 1200 <210. We are asked in the problem to determine the distnace between them, that is the resultant force of the two vectors. We add usng a calculator in the complex mode, that is equal to 1934.62 < -161.93. Amswer is 1934 miles

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