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Homework Help: Finding the displacement

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1
    Finding the displacement....

    Okay so I've been having alot of trouble trying to find the final displacement for a person who begins walking 200 meters west, the 300 meters south and finally meets his friend 150 meters away. I somehow got that he will be 80.5 degrees South or West by going Tan*(300m/80m) but I can't get his displacement as 58.3 meters...I'm confused. Help will be greatly appreciated :)
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  3. Mar 15, 2008 #2
    Opps the 150 meters where he meets his friend should be 150 meters east..
  4. Mar 15, 2008 #3
    You sure it's 300 m south? You sure it's not 30 m?
  5. Mar 15, 2008 #4
    yeah it says 300 meters south
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