Vector problem think i have it but just wanted to check

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Homework Statement



in a game of football, a player takes the ball from the line of scrimmage, runs backward a distance of 10 yards, and then runs sideways parallel to the line of scrimmage for 15 yards. at this point, he throws a forward pass 50 yards straight downfield perpendicular to the line of scrimmage. what is the magnitude of the football's resultant displacement?

Homework Equations



a2+n2= c2



The Attempt at a Solution



I drew a diagram and got 402+152 and did that out to get the answer as 42.7 yards. did i do this right?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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Yes, assuming the question means displacement fro the football's starting point.
 
  • #3
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42.7 yards is correct.
 

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