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By c42711 at 2011-10-30

I am supposed to find the X and Y components of the above vector. What I tried to do first was dot in a line, forming a triangle. I then tried to find the length of that line using tangent. I got 431.8, but I am not sure that is right. Next, I used the Pythagorean theorem to try to find the X and Y components, I got some crazy numbers, so I know I'm doing something wrong. Any help would be fantastic. Please & thank you.:)

By c42711 at 2011-10-30

I am supposed to find the X and Y components of the above vector. What I tried to do first was dot in a line, forming a triangle. I then tried to find the length of that line using tangent. I got 431.8, but I am not sure that is right. Next, I used the Pythagorean theorem to try to find the X and Y components, I got some crazy numbers, so I know I'm doing something wrong. Any help would be fantastic. Please & thank you.:)

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