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Homework Help: Multivariable Calculus - Parallelogram

  1. Sep 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Suppose u=(-2,-10) and v=(-2,-2) are two vectors that form the sides of a parallelogram. Then the lengths of the two diagonals of the parallelogram are...


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried using pythagrean theorem and some trig to find the angles, then i thot finding the internal angle of the paralellogram i can divide it by 2 and find half of the diagonal then multiply it by 2. The angle i found was 16.85 degrees. with that i would use
    cos(16.85)*sqrt(104) to find half of the length of the diagonal.
    Am i on the right track?
     
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