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Homework Help: Adding Vectors

  1. Oct 8, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    3. Cody and Megan were trying to find a new tattoo parlor. They walked 58 m north and 32 m west. What was their resultant displacement?


    2. Relevant equations
    (32m)^2+(58m)^2=c^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    (32m)^2+(58m)^2=c^2
    1024+3364=c^2
    √ 4388m^2= √c^2
    c=66.24 m

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2013 #2

    PhanthomJay

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    Welcome to PF!
    You have calculated the magnitude of the resultant displacement, but now you also need to calculate its direction, using basic trig for a right triangle. Be specific about direction.....what angle does the resultant make with an x or y axis....
     
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