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Homework Help: The ordered pair <-3,2> represents vector XY. Give possible coordinates for X and Y?

  1. Jul 7, 2011 #1
    The ordered pair <-3,2> represents vector XY. Give possible coordinates for X and Y?


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    I really have no clue how to even attempt this problem since I haven't ever been given such a problem. Could I get any help please?
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2011 #2

    berkeman

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    Re: The ordered pair <-3,2> represents vector XY. Give possible coordinates for X and

    Welcome to the PF.

    It probably means that the vector stretches -3 units in the x direction, and +2 units in the y direction. You can draw infinitely many vectors with those dimensions, each one starting at a different (x,y) point on the graph.

    Can you give several ordered pairs of (x,y) points that have that length vector between them? Each answer should have a starting (x,y) point and an ending (x,y) point.
     
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