(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Can vectors with 180+(degrees) have a negative magnitude? I'm trying to find components of a vector that is going 260 km, 48 (degrees) south of east. So I'm confused whether the 260 is positive or not because of the -48 degrees.

2. Relevant equations

([itex]\vec{V}[/itex]) (sin[itex]\theta[/itex])

([itex]\vec{V}[/itex]) (cos[itex]\theta[/itex])

3. The attempt at a solution

(-260km)(sin(48)) or (260km)(sin(48)) =[itex]\vec{V}[/itex][itex]_{y}[/itex]

(-260km)(cos(48)) or (260km)(cos(48)) =[itex]\vec{V}[/itex][itex]_{x}[/itex]

Which one??

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# Can Vectors with an angle 180(degrees+) have a negative magnitude?

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