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vector b = (89.9)x + (-43.8)y

what is the direction of b in radians counter clockwise from the positive x - axis.

i already solved for the unknown side, but i don't understand how i solve this with the information given? any help would greatly appreciated.

sorry mods, please move to coursework help.

Setup a trig ratio to find the angle in radians...

so, do i do:

360 * tan ^-1 (43.8/89.9)

i'm not sure what do about counter clockwise thanks.

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The counter-clockwise means that if the angle opens below the positive x-axis, then it is considered positive.

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