Bearings are a way of describing the position of places/objects by using clockwise angles relative to North.
e.g. (note a bearing has 3 digits)
- east is a bearing of 090 deg.
- south is a bearing of 180 deg.
- west is a bearing of 270 deg.
- north is a bearing of 000 deg.
- south west is a bearing of 225 deg.
To find the bearing of a point Y from a point X:
- draw a line up the page from X to represent North
- draw a line between point X and point Y
- with your protractor on the North line(XN), measure angle NXY
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