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Need MORE help with vectors by tomorrow.

  1. Oct 27, 2007 #1
    Need MORE help with vectors by tomorrow. :(

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Attached in the picture. C can be moved around in all different directions and can rotate since it is supposed to be R, the other two can only be moved horizontally and vertically.
    http://xs120.xs.to/xs120/07436/vectorhelp.PNG [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations

    C = A + B

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried a number of different ways using the tail to tip method. It didn't show me my previous responses like the other problems, so unfortunately I can't show which ones I tried. :(
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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  3. Oct 27, 2007 #2
    What are you trying to find? The components of C? What is the problem ?
  4. Oct 27, 2007 #3
    I'm trying to put A, B, and C in the correct positions to show a vector sum. C = Resultant.
  5. Oct 27, 2007 #4
    Ah! Ok, A + B = C So, use the tail-to-tip method, that is, the tip of A must be at the tail of B, then the tail of C starts at the tail of A and goes to the tip of B. Can you see why this must be so?
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