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While exploring a cave a student starts at the entrance and moves the following distances. She goes 75.0 m north, 250 m east, 125 m at an angle 30.0 degrees north of east, and 150 m south. Find the resultant displacement from the cave entrance.

I drew a diagram to make triangles. The first triangle with Y=75 and x=250 gave me 261 m hypotenuse using the pythagorean formula. This was one component of my resultant displacement. I got stuck on the other two. Am I approaching this correctly?

Thanks Bill

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