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For the vectors given in Fig. 3-32 (|A| = 67.0 and θ = 55.5°), determine the following.

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Need to find:

C-A-B

Direction (counterclockwise from the +x axis is positive)

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I understand how to find magnitude when adding and subtracting vectors. And I understand that the angle is found by tan^-1 (ry/rx). I got 117 for the magnitude. My rx is -36.5 and my ry is -111.22. So I took the inverse tangent and got 71.8, which is incorrect. I know that sometimes you have to subtract that angle from 180 or something, but I honestly don't know why or when you do that.

If anyone can explain this to me, I would greatly appreciate it!

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Finding direction after adding/subtracting vectors?

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