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

Can you have a negative angle, or do you just assume absolute numbers?

Your coach tells you to turn south for 10.0m and then turn and run east 15.0m. How far must the ball be thrown from where you started to where you ended?

2. Relevant equations

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

tan(theta) = opp/adj

3. The attempt at a solution

Since, you are headed south I am making the y component -10.0m. This means when I find the angle it is negative.

tan(theta) = 15.0m/-10.0m

theta = -56 degrees

Do I just assume absolute when I report it out?

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# Homework Help: Can you have negative angles?

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