Instructions for finding a buried treasure include the following: Go 572.7 paces at 223◦, turn to 156◦
and walk 124 paces, then travel 417 paces at 242◦
I have already found the magnitude...1015.66 paces
Now I need to find the resultant displacement...
What is the direction of the resultant displacement in degrees? Use counterclockwise from due East as the positive angular direction, between the limits of −180◦ and +180◦
To find magnitude: x=572.7cos(223)+124cos(156)+417cos(242)
-727.896^2+-708.334^2 = sqrt of 529833+501737 = 1015.66 paces
The Attempt at a Solution
To find the direction of the resultant in degrees do I use arctan -708.334/-727.896x
or x1+x2 and y2-y1?