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?
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
tan(theta) = opp/adj
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?