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Homework Help: Last one, can someone please help me?

  1. Apr 19, 2007 #1
    Last one, can someone please help me???

    How do i find the i component for the vector given by a direction of N 68degrees E and magnitude of 135?
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2007 #2

    cristo

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    What components do you want; the northerly and easterly components? Well, try drawing a diagram; what does it look like?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2007 #3
    both im guessing??
     
  5. Apr 19, 2007 #4

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    Ok, well have you drawn a diagram?
     
  6. Apr 19, 2007 #5
    yeah i have
     
  7. Apr 19, 2007 #6

    cristo

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    What does the diagram tell you? The northerly and easterly components should be sides of a right angled triangle with one side and angle known. You can use trigonometry to find the other two sides.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2007 #7
    so what would the it be?
     
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