How Can I Solve This Complex Physics Problem?

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In summary, The conversation is about a person seeking help with a physics problem and attaching a picture of their work for reference. They also ask for any tips or suggestions and mention a possible error they found. Another person suggests a simpler method for solving the problem and gives their opinion on the correct city for the answer. The original person thanks them for their response and mentions their instructor's preference for showing all calculations.
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Greetings Fellow Physics adorers,

I was wondering if someone could please help me with the problem attached (I took a picture of it because it contains a complex graphic).

I would just like someone to please look at it and see if I am on the right track to solving it. I attached a picture of my work.

Any and all helps, tips, comments, suggestions are much appreciated.

Thank you!
 

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ATTN: I think I caught my error.
Should I be using -45, 154, and -72 degrees instead of the ones I used above?

With those new angles, I got my x to be -16.97 and y to be -24.17 and my resultant vector to be 29.53 and my city to be WALPOLE
 
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Why don't you simply add all the three vectors directly? There's not really a need for any such calculations.
 
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Looking at it quickly, it looks like it could be Dedham.

EDIT: At a closer look, Walpole seems correct.
 
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Greetings Ripe,

Thank you very much for your rapid response.


1. Our instructor likes to see all of that worked out like that.

2. Thanks for your comment about the city. I am glad you also think it is Walpole. (makes me feel better inside since I don't have the answer in the back of the book to check :smile: )
 

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