Problem: Find the resultant of the three displacement vecotrs in the drawing by means of the component method. The magnitudes of the vectors are A = 5.00 m, B = 5.00 m, and C = 4.00 m.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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I found the trigonometric functions of A and B. For A... 5 sin (20 degrees) = 1.71 m. 5 cos (20 degrees) = 4.70. Then for B... 5 sin (60 degrees) = 4.33. 5 cos (60 degrees) = 2.50.

Am I heading in the right direction? Or am I completely off course? If I am heading in the right direction, what do I do next? Do I subtract 1.71 m from 4.33 m because it's heading in the opposite direction?

The answer is 3.00 m, 42.8 degrees above the -x axis, but I have no clue how they got that answer.

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# Homework Help: Finding the Resultant

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