Bearings are used in navigation.  A bearing is a direction from north (rotation), in the clockwise direction, communicated in a three digit degree.  East is a bearing of 090 degrees, south is a 180 degree bearing, and west is a 270 degree bearing.

Bearings themselves are not complicated.  However, nearly everything from the subjects of Trigonometry and Geometry need to be recalled without prompt when dealing with problems involving bearings!  That’s where the trouble originates.

The information on this page will help you navigate these difficult questions.  Read through the text in the first tab, try the examples there yourself.  Then, watch the video and try the practice problems.