A bearing provides a direction given as the primary compass direction (north or south), degree of angle, and an east or west designation. A bearing describes a line as heading north or south, and deflected some number of degrees toward the east or west. A bearing, therefore, will always have an angle less than 90°.
Megan's bearing is written as North70°East (N 70°E).
Step 1. State the primary direction. In this case, the primary direction is south.
1. If Jake turns around in the example above, what will his bearing be?
Select the correct answer.
Note that when changing direction along the same line, the bearing letters N, S, E, W change, but the angle does not.