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I got the resultant vector to be 1.9units, it also tells me to find the direction counterclockwise from the positive x-axis. I'm not sure how to do that, is it asking me the degrees? I'm just confused what the question is asking for.

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I got the resultant vector to be 1.9units, it also tells me to find the direction counterclockwise from the positive x-axis. I'm not sure how to do that, is it asking me the degrees? I'm just confused what the question is asking for.

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Yes, once you find the magnitude of the resultant vector, usually by using trig to find the x and y components of each vector, summing those components into the Rx and Ry components of the resultant, then the angle of the resultant vector is the angle whose tangent is Ry/Rx. Be sure to draw a rough graphical sketch, and properly detrmine its angle as measured ccw from the positive x axis.

I got the resultant vector to be 1.9units, it also tells me to find the direction counterclockwise from the positive x-axis. I'm not sure how to do that, is it asking me the degrees? I'm just confused what the question is asking for.

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Um, what "figure below"?

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