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Homework Help: Finding the resultant displacement vector.

  1. Sep 13, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    In order to get from her classroom too the lab without going through the crowded rotunda, Jodie walks 14m (E), 42m(S), 32m(W), 13m(S), and 9m(E). Draw a scale diagram to represent all the initial displacement vector and the resultant displacement vector in Jodie's walk to the lab. What distance did Jodie walk in getting to the lab? What is the position of the lab with respect to the classroom?

    2. Relevant equations
    I don't know how to connect the tail and the head and how to calculate the resultant.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Hi guys, this my first post in PF and i am new to physics and i need all the help i could get so please guys help me with my homework thanks. By the way i am taking grade eleven physics.
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  3. Sep 13, 2010 #2
    Try going step-by-step. You have 5 vectors (call them V1, V2, V3, V4 & V5). Find the resultant of V1 and V2, call it V6. Now find the resultant between V3 and V6. etc.
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