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Homework Help: Basic Vector Help

  1. May 31, 2013 #1
    Assume the general position of x and y coordinates (looks like a plus sign, + ) break the vector down (draw) into x and y components.

    So does this mean that it wants me to draw just those coordinates around the vector it gives me? I have multiple problems like this and no sure if I am over-analyzing what it is asking me.
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  3. May 31, 2013 #2
    Is there an angle included in the problem? usually if there is an angle included, that is when you are able to break the vector into x+, y+ components using sin/cos trig properties
  4. May 31, 2013 #3
    no, there are no angles or measurements given, which is why i thought I might of been over-analyzing the entire problem.
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