The summit of a mountain, 2450 m above base camp, is measured on a map to be 4580 m horizonttally from the camp in a direction 32.4 degrees west of north. What are the components of the displacement vector from camp to summit? What is its magnitude? Choose the x axis east, y axis north and z axis up.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I made a right triangle with 2450 on the y axis and 4580 on the x axis with a theta of ( 90-32.4= 57.6 degrees) and use pythagorean theorm to find the resultant. However, the answer at the back of the book is different from mine..

Any ideas what am I doing wrong?

THanks

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# Homework Help: Pythagorean theorem and vectors

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