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Homework Help: Tough Vector Problem

  1. Nov 29, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

    2. Relevant equations

    Law of Sines and Cosines?

    3. 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.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 29, 2007 #2
    The two titles on the right say Fifty meters and 60 degrees.

    Thank you.
  4. Nov 29, 2007 #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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