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I have what is seems to be a simple vector addition problem, but I am questioning a certain part of it. I would show a diagram but I can't at the moment as the computer I am on does not have a drawing program. It should be fairly easy to picture though.

The base of the drawing is a checker board. Everyone knows what those look like, right? There is a force (a checker)Awhich crosses the black squares diagonally toward the direction of north of east. Then there is a forceB(the same checker) which again crosses the black squares pointing in the direction of north of west. The tail of forceAbegins half way through one black square and the head ends half way into the last black square. ForceApasses through 3 full squares, and only through half of 2 of them. ForceBpasses through 1 full square and only through half of 2 of them.

Each side of a square measures 4.9 cm.

So my question is to find the distance of forcesAandB. Would it be easier to find the resultant of those squares. Then add them to find the length of A and B? Or would there be a better method of finding the length of A and B?

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# Homework Help: Simple Vector Addition

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