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Simple Vector Addition Problem

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Homework Statement


"A bird flew 40 m to the west, then 100 m in a direction 36.9 degrees to the north of east. Use the algebraic addition of vectors to fins the magnitude of the bird's net displacement"
Use sin (36.9) =0.6 and cos (36.9) = 0.8

Homework Equations


Vector addition?
A = √(Ax^2+Ay^2)
......
θ=arctan(Ay/Ax)

The Attempt at a Solution


Don't remember how to do these types of problems....
 

Answers and Replies

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Delta2
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Is law of cosines within the theory that you have learn?
 
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verty
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Start by drawing a sketch that is somewhat accurate. Then see if you can find a way to solve it.
 
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RPinPA
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Draw the picture. What are the x components of those two displacements? What are the y components of those two displacements?
 

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