# Vector A has y-component Ay= +12.0 . A makes an angle of 32.0

oldspice1212
Vector A has y-component Ay= +12.0 . A makes an angle of 32.0 degrees counterclockwise from the + y-axis.

What is the x - component of A?

What is the magnitude of A?

How can I do this?

## Answers and Replies

Hypersphere

You draw it, and then use trigonometry. (Always draw the problem!) Because you have learnt about decomposition about vectors into components, right? This is more or less the same problem.

oldspice1212

I don't understand the + y - axis

AnTiFreeze3

I don't understand the + y - axis

That would be the positive y axis, as in, going upwards, should you choose to define upwards as being positive.

Then, like Hypersphere said, you always need to draw a diagram, and take the proper trigonometric steps to figure out the components and magnitude.

halo31

Can you locate the y axis and then tell what part of it is positive? It should be pretty easy to tell. And from there you can figure out where to draw the vector.