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What bearing would you be walking on if you were heading east?

# Shapes - Bearings

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Aircraft and ships are navigated using bearings. Bearings help people find their way. Countries would still be waiting to be discovered without bearings!

See if you can find your way to the end of this Math quiz on the subject.

1.
'The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies' describes what?
Bearing
Direction
Instruction
North
2.
One way of describing direction from a point is to use what?
3-figure bearings
An arrow
Good directions
Hand signals
3.
Bearings are measured from which line?
East line
North line
South line
Start line
A compass always points north. Bearings are measured from the north line
4.
A complete circle has how many degrees?
90o
180o
270o
360o
The angle between the north line and the direction taken is the bearing
5.
Bearings are always measured in which direction?
Counterclockwise
Clockwise
Downwards
Upwards
90 degrees (90o) is east (think 3 on a clock), 180o is south (think 6 on a clock), west is 270o (9 on a clock) and north is 360o (12 on a clock)
6.
What bearing would you be walking on if you were heading east?
030o
045o
060o
090o
Make all bearings into 3-figure bearings. 90o becomes 090o, 9o becomes 009o
7.
How many degrees would you turn when changing from a northerly heading to a southerly heading?
90o
180o
270o
360o
8.
You are facing south and want to face west. Which way and by how many degrees would you turn?
180o in either direction
9.
If a ship is on a bearing of 020o from a lighthouse, what is the bearing of the lighthouse from the ship?
120o
200o
220o
280o
This is called finding the back bearing of 020o
10.
What is the back bearing of the bearing 245o
165o
310o
360o
65o
If the bearing is more than 180 then deduct 180 to find the back bearing
Author:  Frank Evans