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Please help me with a component problem.by princessfrost
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#1
Sep3007, 03:06 PM

P: 13

You are given vectors A= 4.7i  7.0j and B=  3.2i+ 6.9j . A third vector C lies in the xyplane. Vector C is perpendicular to vector A and the scalar product of vector C with vector B is 16.0.
What is the xcomponent of vector C? What is the ycomponent of vector C? I'm not sure wither to use a dot product to solve this or use the cross product. I haven't yet learned how to use the cross product of two vectors so I don't think its that. How would i go about solving this problem? I thought about setting vector B equal to 16 but that didn't work out to well. Can someone please help me? Thank you! 


#2
Sep3007, 04:50 PM

P: 43

Well you know that the dot product of a and c has to equal zero and the dot product of a and b has to equal 16. So set up your equations and solve for x and y.



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