Maths Help: Bearing Problems –
Maths Help: Bearing Problems –

Hi guys I am going to share with you reveal
to you one of the biggest, most powerful, most sineificant statements I could ever offer
you in term of how to do bearing in fact how to do trigonometry and all of math. This is
particularly appropriate and suitable for when you can have a problem like as follow.
Now the drawing of the diagram, explain the diagram taking those words and showing them
as a diagram is the key thing so here is the statement. A problem well drawn is a problem
half solve so if you can draw takes those words and turn them into wonderful picture
you are half way there and the rest of it is just smooth sailing you can just cruise
through the solution so let us take a closer look at this diagram and how it came about
from this word so let us go through this words again. A ship sails on a bearing of 200 degrees
so you will always start from a port that is quarter start somewhere and it start as
a bearing so try the way you do across from where you start. The first thing you do is
find out where the bearing, the bearing is says 200 degrees so you start zero flip all
the way around for 200 hundred degrees that is past 180 and now it is less than 270 it
is going to be here somewhere. you can draw rough if you want so you draw a line that
is the first step now looking at the words again. Now this is from O is in the question
from O there we are there is a line 200 degrees bearing if P is 18 nautical miles further
west, further west than O, this O this west that will use west yeah. so that is 18 nautical
mile so let us put that in, out west so that is 80, 80 nautical mile at that way. Ok so
we got that way it is going at the way. What other information do we have? Ahófind how
far the ship is sail? Another one, is how far this is? So let us put an X that is our
missing pronumeral. So what do we have? We have bearing 200 degrees let us write that
in, we have 80 nautical miles west of O and we have the missing pronumeral along here
the distance that we are looking for X all the way to the ship, so that is what we were
after. Now we got the diagram drawn and displayed we can now we can start to reduce had actually
do this so we go to the step no. 2. Step no. 2 we are actually looking at the
diagram and calculating the angle that we need because you probably noticed we have
a right angle triangle here right? So we want to find probably this angle in here so that
can tell what this line here is, because we have this line here, we got the 80 nautical
miles yeah. we are looking for X here we need that angle in there so that angle is going
to be the angle Q O P, so angle–

100 thoughts on “Maths Help: Bearing Problems –”

  1. Calvin Lu says:

    He is a better teacher then my actual school teacher

  2. kops7693 tkmb says:

    you must be australian 😉

  3. Randy Malama says:

    what does "cos" stand for pliz reply

  4. Randy Malama says:

    what does cos mean

  5. Randy Malama says:

    what does cos mean

  6. Ahmed Khaled says:

    Omg you are one of the best maths teachers I've ever seen . I have an exam tomorrow which included bearing wish me good luck guys
    Believe me you are the best ! I understood every single word . <3

  7. Vilez says:

    you've taught me more than my teacher in just seven minutes.

  8. Clayton Chaffee says:

    3:38 – The dashed line gets messed up. Ha Ha!

  9. Darcy Helment says:

    i got the answer before u even start explaining this shit is easy . I'm looking at different bearing .!! 

  10. Peter Parker says:

    How did you come up with 200 degrees? And besides, you mentioned that it was a right triangle, i thought you cant have a 70 degrees in a right triangle. That should be 60 degrees. I'm confused.

  11. sky Moon says:

    can a right triangle poses a 70 degree angle? or there is a problem with the question?

  12. Alex Vukovic says:

    You are the best math tutor on the internet! Thank you very much for all your help.

  13. Brownkevin7 says:

    thanks for the drawing advise im one of those people that tries to do everything in my head because i have some weird belief that in the long run it will make me better at math but now when i draw it out i get 100s on my test compared to 80s

  14. Emily Willson says:

    if its on land or sea doesnt 0 degrees = East, not North?

  15. Sujin Kim김수진 says:

    So why didnt we make 20 our reference angle? why 70?

  16. Desiigner GRRRAAh says:

    you are a legend

  17. Curry Rice says:

    I'm searching up Maths videos? I need help…

  18. AmirMemeZ_ says:

    Damn you math

  19. Rajat Maheshwari says:

    how did u get 200 degree and also at the last part cant it just be 80cos70 beside 80/cos70

  20. Jemima monty says:

    How does he know that it it 270°?

  21. Sally Smith says:

    why is 'south' or 'x' the diagnaol (hypotunese) line and not the vertical one? the vertica one seems more accurate.

  22. Jammy yabut says:

    how did you get the 200 degree angle??

  23. Arthur Espinosa says:

    Wow This tutorial surely helps me a lot 😀 I have an upcoming midterm tomorrow I hope I'll have good grades, Thank You Sir 🙂

  24. Julian Grixti says:

    Thank you for answering my questions provided for bearings! Thank you! 🙂

  25. kasun JR says:

    yeah thanks dude
    now i ll do bearing superly

  26. Ahnaf Ryan says:


  27. Joreen Dael says:

    thanks it's a big help i easily understood when i watched this video rather than listening to my trigo teacher

  28. Mk says:

    But how do I solve if the question is S 28 W?


    At 5:32 would you do the same if X was at the top?

  30. atalexa says:

    Thanks you, since my teacher sucks, this helped a lot:)

  31. krmrk lnzn says:

    uhmmm… how did you get the 270°??

  32. paralola124 says:

    I got it right! 🙂

  33. Judieyn Jai says:

    Volume your voices

  34. Ahmad Azmi says:

    i can teach this better than ur tutor did im sorry couldve been simpler

  35. TreasurePrincess says:


  36. Spring Day Is Not Today says:

    What's the difference of O from Q and Q from O? How would you solve one of them?

  37. Michael Oida says:

    How did you get 233.9? when I calculated it's different. I need answer so pls reply!!

  38. Popsicle Ice says:

    One question. Why cos(70) and not cos(90) ?

  39. tebogo phometsi says:

    i see its just the basics…….

  40. adam yousef says:

    what is this . this is fucking confusing

  41. Nazmul Hossain Niloy says:

    Liked it

  42. Anastasia McLean says:

    your video is very low
    need to turn up microphone

  43. Laurel Cook says:

    This looks like shit from Blue's Clues XD

  44. Holly Davies says:

    FML made no sense to me

  45. skatelikecrazy13 says:

    Thank you this helped a lot

  46. Samer Yousef says:


  47. Samer Yousef says:

    haha he had ti read what he had to fucken say

  48. Samer Yousef says:

    speak up i did not hear anyshit you fucken said

  49. Ali Hassan says:

    cool but not how you pronounce cos

  50. Rucki Sivakumar says:

    Thank you so much it really helped, last minute prep for a quiz

  51. DenviousMars says:

    what is he looking up there? there is no words lol. bet he is seeing god

  52. Nazz Khatun says:

    Thank you for this!!

  53. Seedarsen Budhram says:

    very easy

  54. alicefreedom says:

    Thanks for that, this is thorough and really easy to follow no step jumping, and clear reminder for each step as to why we are doing cos and not sin or tan. This has really helped me with my submarines and torpido situation …theory only! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing. One of the best video on the subject.

  55. Teliah Keenan says:


  56. Annuradha Jodha says:

    thank you this was helpful

  57. Britney Hosten says:

    how did u know is 80?

  58. Yowzaa says:

    how did you find 70?

  59. STRAYABOii says:

    How does he know its 270 degrees??? The bearing stops at 200 degrees. Please someone explain!!

  60. Abdullah Soomro says:


  61. Nikki says:

    I learned more in this 10 minute video then I did in a whole year of school.Thanks

  62. Aryan Bagde says:

    why are all bearing problems related to ships

  63. Triggerino Kripperino says:

    Went from 0 understanding of Bearings to feeling very confident, thanks a ton for this video. It was really great

  64. Holly Nowland says:

    i'm really struggling with bearings and i don't understand this question
    1.jack left on a bearing of 305T 5km how far east has he travelled

    2. Zac left on a bearing of 365T for 5km how far west has he travelled

    3. draw a diagram to represent the two paths the boys have travelled

    could you please explain this to me as i am currently studying for a math test in two days

  65. Creative Minds says:

    "wonderful pictures" srsly?

  66. Bella G says:

    Vivid Maths Thank you so much for explaining this so clearly! It completely makes sense to me now. 👍

  67. Random Stuff says:

    Hey, I am a really big fan of yours, can you tell me in detail about how did you make this video, which software board etc. Anyone else can answer too. Thanks in advance guys

    Edit: And all those in between animations

  68. Charly Simoni says:

    love it steve

  69. paula suseno says:

    Im so confused

  70. Flex The Trend says:

    question to video owner: Are you from New Zealand?

  71. Vineet Mesuria says:

    theres much easier ways to do it, but still understood very well, thank you !

  72. GhøstYasuø says:


  73. Ahmad M says:

    gotta love not knowing how to do this and searching it up the night before the exams just to learn how it actually works! Saved my ass there

  74. pro turtle says:

    this guy tho

  75. Ourobours XD says:

    Don’t fucking help

  76. Carlitos Viton says:

    amazing! thank you

  77. Wassim Khawli says:

    Tanks very clear

  78. Ranude2011 says:


  79. Ranude2011 says:

    I have an IGCSE in 10 minutes…

  80. Randall Morrison says:

    i cant take it anymore…

  81. zPaladin says:

    wrong video


    i love it

  83. The cat eating cheese Forever says:

    I thought at the start of the video it said “bearing children” 😂😂😂

  84. K4MR4N1UK123 says:

    It would help if you zoom out and let viewers see the question too.

  85. ibizan says:

    God that man is beautiful

  86. EwokMaster says:

    wait, this isn't pornhub

  87. Daily Cric Dose says:

    wow this helps, my teacher doesn't teach shit:(

  88. wasif khan says:

    Pls change your mic

  89. Anti Social says:

    They call me math lord in class

  90. Eshen Dias says:

    Why don't you talk louder

  91. Hailey Gmaz says:

    i have my maths exam tomorrow and my teacher is pure shit so thankyou haha

  92. YIKUAN ZHOU says:

    this isn't true bearings… It should be N?E or N?W or S?E and S?W where ? is the number of degrees away from the north or south axes and E/W is which direction!

  93. Alicia Floyd says:

    ight Im confuse

  94. christinalance says:

    bearings are only useful if youre a ship navigator. anywhere else theyre useless.

  95. waliha shaffat says:

    Still confused

  96. Brian Ombeba says:

    Yooo, I actually remember watching this last year before my Maths Exams.

  97. Watermelon says:

    If ur here it’s ether cause u didn’t pay attention in class, your teacher sucks, or both

  98. eric lamarque says:

    Please give me a tip on how to solve the following equations:-
    SIN^2(Y-10Deg)=0.8 and COS^2(2Y+5Deg)=0.6.The power of two is hampering my progression.Thanks.

  99. Zain Mumtaz says:

    There is a mistake at the end

    80 divided by cos 70 is 176.2 sooo I would edit that if I were you

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