(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A golfer, putting on a green, requires three strokes to "hole the ball." During the first putt, the ball rolls 4.0 m due east. For the second putt, the ball travels 3.0 m at an angle 20° north of east. The third putt is 0.50 m due north. What displacement (magnitude and direction relative to due east) would have been needed to "hole the ball" on the very first putt?

Magnitude, in meters, and Direction, degrees North of East.

2. Relevant equations

X = Vxt (I think)

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried to to draw a diagram of a vector but if I followed the directions exactly then the picture isnt a triangle. So, I attempted to find the X and Y components, but it doesn't seem right.

X) 3cos(20) + .50cos(90) + 4cos(70) = 4.19

I don't know what to do from finding the x and y components, or if I'm even finding the components correctly.

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# Homework Help: Golf Ball? Vectors?

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