# Question: a ship is sailing east at one point the bearing...

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A ship is sailing east. At one point, the bearing of a submerged rock is 45 degrees 20 prime. After the ship has sailed 13.5 mi, the bearing of the rock has become 307 degrees 40 prime. Find the distance of the ship from the rock at the latter point. A coordinate system has a horizontal E axis and a vertical N axis.

A triangle with a base measuring 13.5 miles on the E axis has its top vertex labeled Rock. N E Rock 13.5 mi

The distance is approximately _____ mi.

(Do not round until the final answer. Then round to the nearest tenth as needed.)