# Adding and subtracting vectors

1. Oct 20, 2012

### Ammar w

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The diagram below shows 3 vectors which sum to zero, all of equal length. What is
$\vec{A}$ - $\vec{B}$?

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2. Relevant equations

I don't know but :

$\vec{A}$ - $\vec{B}$ = $\vec{A}$ + (-$\vec{B}$)

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no idea.

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2. Oct 20, 2012

### Andrew Mason

What is $\vec C + \vec A$? What would you have to add to that result to get $\vec A - \vec B$ ?

AM

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3. Oct 20, 2012

### tiny-tim

Welcome to PF!

Hi Ammar w! Welcome to PF!

Draw -B …

what does it look like?

4. Oct 20, 2012

### Ammar w

Thank you Andrew Mason & tiny-tim
C+A=-B // add A to the sides of the equatoin
C+2A=A-B
A-B = C+2A.
I didn't draw anything.
Thanks for let me thinking.

5. Oct 20, 2012

### Ammar w

Thank you Andrew Mason & tiny-tim
C+A=-B // add A to the sides of the equatoin
C+2A=A-B
A-B = C+2A.
I didn't draw anything.
Thanks for let me thinking.