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An Offshore Wind Farm


Below is a diagram of 3 offshore wind turbines, A, B and C, in a wind farm, as seen from above.

An Offshore Wind Farm Diagram

Given that the bearing from turbine C to turbine B is 90˚, and the distance from turbine A to turbine B is 3 km

Calculate the distances AC and CB.

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