There Has Got To Be An Easier Way…

  1. You are given the following information about three stations and your distance from them. Find your location:
  2. It has been proposed that the following formulas can find us the coordinates of our point of interest.Trilateration Formula.png Prove/disprove that these are true, including a check using your work from problem one.
  3. Find the point of interest given the following information:Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 1.27.36 PM.png
  4. You’ll probably notice that the formula from problem 2 cannot be used here. Why not? Is there a way to make the formula work? Can you construct a new formula or new strategy that works if A is not at the origin and B is not on the x-axis? Use your work from problem 3 as a check.
  5. Build a Google Spreadsheet that can take in points and distances to produce a location. Provide verification that it works.