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Homework Help: Vector Distance and Direction

  1. Feb 6, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    3. A person going for a walk follows the path shown in Figure P3.57 (y1 = 320 m, http://xs124.xs.to/xs124/08064/theta_1_452.gif [Broken]=[/URL] 58.0°). The total trip consists of four straight-line paths. At the end of the walk, what is the person's resultant displacement measured from the starting point?

    http://xs124.xs.to/xs124/08064/p3-57alt_1_379.gif [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations
    Should I draw two right triangles and solve each?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I attempted solving it but got no where.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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  3. Feb 6, 2008 #2

    Dr Transport

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    How about an angle of 35 degrees in a clockwise direction from the negative x-axis......
  4. Feb 6, 2008 #3
    Sorry I forgot to add the questions :(
  5. Feb 6, 2008 #4
    I solved this one. I'd like to change my problem so I'll edit it
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