1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 20m 52deg W of N 2. Relevant equations trig functions 3. 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.