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How to work out Three Figure Bearings

Updated on October 4, 2010

Three Figure Bearings


In this hub we will be looking at three figure bearings.


(True bearings)


The true bearing of a point is the angle measured in degrees,


in a clockwise direction from the North Line.


The true bearing will be referred to simply as the “bearing”



The four main directions of a compass are known as the cardinal points.




Where the NE, NW, SE and SW would be referred to as the half cardinal points.




The North represents                00 or 3600

The East represents                      900

The South represents                  1800

The West represents                    2700



Example 1


Example 2


Example 3





 Below is the various steps to answering Example 3


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      t.elia 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

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      t.elia 5 years ago from Northern Ireland


      you want to understand then you need to READ the HUB and practice the methods. Its as easy as that.


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      soso 5 years ago

      i don't understand a word we want to know how to solve bearing nd we need more explaining

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      um Dum 7 years ago

      Wow! That was the best turotial of my entire life