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Adding Vectors

  1. Aug 30, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Express the vector R in terms of A, B, C, D

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    In this problem, I figured that because of the way the arrows are pointing R+D=B which you can then simplify to R=B-D. However, this is not an answer to the problem.

    I then tried using the other triangle with R. Because of the way the arrows are pointing, I figured that A+C=R. However, this is also not a solution to the problem.

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  3. Aug 30, 2015 #2


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    I agree. What is the stated answer?
  4. Aug 30, 2015 #3
    There is no stated answer, however these are the possible answers (VIEW ATTACHED IMAGE)

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  5. Aug 30, 2015 #4


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    Right. And one of those works just fine.
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