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Snellius-Pothenot Problem

A Surveying Problem which asks: Determine the position of an unknown accessible point $P$ by its bearings from three inaccessible known points $A$, $B$, and $C$.

See also Surveying Problems


Dörrie, H. ``Annex to a Survey.'' §40 in 100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics: Their History and Solutions. New York: Dover, pp. 193-197, 1965.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein