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Vector Components question

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1. Homework Statement
If a sailboat is heading East at 18 m/s and it makes a turn until it is heading 50oNof E at 16 m/s, and the turn takes 2.5 minutes, what is the average acceleration of the boat in m/s2


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3. The Attempt at a Solution
I drew the vectors of 16 m/s N and 18 m/s E. What do I do next?
 

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PhanthomJay
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There is a relevant equation....what is the definition of average acceleration?
 
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I think it's


aav = v / t
 
PhanthomJay
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That's not right. Do you have a textbook or can you look it up online?
 

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