How do you do this vector problem?

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Homework Statement


Determine the x and y components of the following three vectors in the xy plane.
(a) A 9-m displacement vector that makes an angle of 35° clockwise from the +y direction.
x: in m
y: in m

(b) A 25-m/s velocity vector that makes an angle of 45° counterclockwise from the -x direction.
x: in m/s
y: in m/s

(c) A 49-lb. force vector that makes an angle of 140° counterclockwise from the -y direction.
x: in lb
y: in lb


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lewando
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Some things to do:
1. Search through your physics texbook for an example to get the relevant equations.
2. Draw a picture of each problem.
3. Give it a shot--I'm curious where the breakdown is. We can get through this.
 

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