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I'm working on a problem where I have to add two phasors together. The problem is, the real parts cancel out and I can't figure out how to express the phase because arctan(y / 0) isn't defined.

2. Relevant equations

x1 = 10<45 degrees

x2 = 10<135 degrees

x1 + x2 = ?

3. The attempt at a solution

x1 in rectangular form = 7.07 + j7.07

x2 in rectangular form = -7.07 + j7.07

x3 = x1 + x2 = 0 + j14.14

x3 magnitude = 14.14

x3 phase = arctan( 14.14 / 0 )?

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# Homework Help: Finding sum of phasors when real components cancel out

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