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Two Displacement Vectors Question.

  1. Sep 1, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Add the following two displacement vectors; angles are measured from the x-axis with counterclockwise as positive.
    Displacement 1 is 3.0 m at 56°
    Displacement 2 is 4.1 m at 30°

    The total displacement vector has a
    Magnitude of _________m
    and a Direction (degrees!) _________°

    2. Relevant equations
    Not sure...

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Haha, too many to even try to explain. lol
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 1, 2008 #2


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    With vector addition you will add the (x,y) components separately.
    Develop those equations from the magnitude values and angles given.
  4. Sep 1, 2008 #3
    Thanks, I finally figured it out.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
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