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Vector component question

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    After driving 80.0 km west, a car turns southwest and proceeds another 30.0 km. What is the displacement of the car from the point of origin (magnitude only)?


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried drawing this out. I am given no angles, does this mean i add the vectors in head to tail fashion. or do i use trig and additon of vector components? please help. im not asking for the answer just steps/explanations.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
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  3. Feb 5, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    Please show us your work so we can find the error...
     
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