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Bird's total displacement in polar notation

  1. Dec 14, 2008 #1
    1. A bird flies 5.00 m at 50.0° and then 3.00 m at −30.0°. What is the bird's total displacement in polar notation
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2008 #2

    rl.bhat

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    Re: Vectors

    Show your attempt.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 #3
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    well i know to find the totals displacement you need to find the components of each vector so they were 3.83 and 3.21 for the first part and 2.6 and 1.5 for the second part
     
  5. Dec 14, 2008 #4

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    If you draw the vectors, you can see that which components should be added and which components should be subtracted.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2008 #5
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    even when i do that i continue to get the wrong answer and I do not know how to figure out the degree measurement
     
  7. Dec 14, 2008 #6

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    Re: Vectors

    Please show your calculations.
     
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