A 2.4 kg particle-like object moves in a plane with velocity components vx = 25 m/s and vy = 80 m/s as it passes through the point with (x, y)coordinates of (3.0, −4.0) m. (Express your answers in vector form.)
(a) What is its angular momentum relative to the origin at this moment?
The Attempt at a Solution
I did 2.4*the 3x3 matrix
i j k
25 80 0
3 -4 0
and this gave me 2.4*(-100-240)k = -816k.
[FONT=verdana, geneva, sans-serif]When I entered this in, I got this wrong, but without the minus sign (so 816k), the webassign accepted this as correct. However, this bothers me because isn't the correct sign supposed to be negative? [/FONT]