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I'm working on a physics problem that involves adding several vectors. I know that to find the components of a vector you must do some trig with the angle the vector makes with the x-axis. However, one of the vectors is parallel to the x-axis (but not actually laying ON the x-axis). I'm not sure where to go from there; how to find its components. I tried a few things, but none of them seem to give me the correct answer.

Can anyone help me out with this?

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# Homework Help: Components of a Vector

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