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Complex numbers

  1. Aug 24, 2008 #1
    I had a question on a test....and Im trying to figure what is wrong.....it seems easy...so what am i missing?

    What is the phase angle, in degrees, when you divide 62 at an angle of 97 degrees by 18 at an angle of 52 degrees?

    I came up with 45.....but the answer said 79?

    I thought all you did was subtract...97-52?
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2008 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi Jason03! :smile:

    Looks like they meant 52 at an angle of 18 degrees! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Aug 24, 2008 #3
    well than thats a good thing..right?...lol.......I need to let my teacher know so I can get the extra points...
     
  5. Aug 27, 2008 #4

    Ouabache

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    Actually you ought to have your teacher give tiny-tim the extra points. He guessed the fault in the question. :smile:
     
  6. Aug 27, 2008 #5

    tiny-tim

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    complex points

    Hi Ouabache! :smile:

    Jason03 can have the real points, and I'll have the imaginary points! :wink:
     
  7. Aug 27, 2008 #6

    Redbelly98

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    Re: complex points

    This is too complex for me. :confused:
     
  8. Aug 27, 2008 #7

    tiny-tim

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    You're getting beer :tongue2: …

    just pull this :biggrin:

    (now … don't get too analytic … :wink:)
     
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