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## Homework Statement

20m 52deg W of N

## Homework Equations

trig functions

## The Attempt at a Solution

I got 20cos52=12.3m west

and 20sin52=15.8m north

yet the answer in the book says 12.3m north and 15.8m west. I don't understand...I thought cos was the x component and sin was the y component. so 15.8 m north is y and 12.3m west is x no? Please help me understand how the triangle and its components would look so i may recreate on paper?

Thank you.