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Homework Help: The components of vector are given as follows

  1. Jan 14, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The components of vector are given as follows
    Ax= +3.9
    Ay= -4

    The angle measured counterclockwise from the x-axis to vector , in degrees, is closest to:






    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    When I saw this problem I though all we had to do was get the inverse tan of -3.9/4

    Which gave me -44.27. I added 180 to place it in the proper quadrent to get 135.7 which is choice A however the answer is 314 which makes no sense
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  3. Jan 14, 2012 #2

    Doc Al

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    What quadrant do you think it should be in?
  4. Jan 14, 2012 #3
    fourth which is why you would add 360 and not 180.. Thank you!
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