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    Re: Newbie - Variation Question
    From: Brian Whatcott
    Date: 2002 Feb 16, 15:26 -0600

    >... Andrew Denman had written:
    > > ... when
    > > Easterly variation is applied to true, the resultant magnetic heading will
    > > be less than true.  Is this the case?
    >At 02:42 PM 2/16/02, Trevor Kenchington responded:
    >... it is easy to see that if
    >magnetic north lies to the east of true north, the magnetic bearing MUST
    >be numerically smaller than the true one (unless it is smaller than the
    >true bearing plus 360 degrees....
    >Trevor Kenchington
    Hmmm....let's see: Trevor wants us to check that the magnetic bearing
    (in the range 0 - 359 degrees) is smaller than the true bearing (0-359 deg)
    plus 360 degrees  (i.e 360-719 degrees).
    If I understand his recipe correctly (probably not!) that means magnetic
      is always numerically larger than the true.
    Now that's a novel assertion!
    Brian Whatcott
       Altus OK                      Eureka!

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