Tough Vector Problem

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Homework Statement



A person walks from point A to point B as show in the picture below. What is the person's displacement relative to A?
Vector.jpg


Homework Equations



Law of Sines and Cosines?

The Attempt at a Solution



It involves vectors, and I need to divide them up into components.

How do I do that?

Thank you for your help.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
The two titles on the right say Fifty meters and 60 degrees.

Thank you.
 
  • #3
Think of the vectors as the hypotenuses of right triangles. What trig functions would you use to find the opposite and adjacent components? (y and x, respectively)
 

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