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## Homework Statement

The route followed by a hiker consists of three displacement vectors A, B, and C. Vector A is along a measured trail and is 1550 m in a direction 28.0° north of east. Vector B is not along a measured trail, but the hiker uses a compass and knows that the direction is 41.0° east of south. Similarly, the direction of vector is 12.0° north of west. The hiker ends up back where she started, so the resultant displacement is zero, or A + B + C = 0. Find the magnitudes of vector B and vector C.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

i drew the triangle. broke it into two equations with two unknowns in each.

x: 1550cos28+bcos311 + ccos168=0

y: 1550sin28+bsin311+csin168=0

which gave me b= -1138.78 and c= 635.99

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