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Two bikers meet at a park. Biker A needs to stop at the store that is 12 miles east of the park. Biker B heads southeast at a 61° angle at the same time for 24 miles. Once biker A leaves the store he heads southwest at an angle of 89° for 21 miles. Do NOT use the law of cosines, use your knowledge from the content of this course.

a. Use your knowledge of triangles to figure out if the two bikers will be able to meet up if each biker travels the distance given.

b. If they do not meet up, how much farther would one of the bikers have to travel to meet the other?

c. What is the measure of the angle between the bikers?

d. What is the relationship between the measure of the angles and the paths the bikers took?

e. Classify the triangle the paths created.

f. How many miles did they travel together?

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