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Homework Help: Vectors I think

  1. Sep 22, 2012 #1
    John, Paul, and George are standing in a strawberry field. Paul is 16.0m due west of John. George is 40.0m from Paul, in a direction 38.0 degrees south of east from Paul's location.

    How far is George from John?

    What is the direction of George's location from that of John?

    Alright so where do I begin? :X
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  3. Sep 22, 2012 #2
    This is position vector
    http://imageshack.us/a/img7/8039/39832841.jpg [Broken]
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  4. Sep 22, 2012 #3
    Piece of paper. Pencil. Connect the dots. What figure do you get?
  5. Sep 22, 2012 #4
    Figure 1
  6. Sep 22, 2012 #5
    It must indeed be a triangle, but is it a right triangle?
  7. Sep 23, 2012 #6
    Um yes? lol
  8. Sep 23, 2012 #7
    Correct, oldspice. The example demonstrates the right triangle.

    Now, let's get back to the problem you need help with.

    Try drawing the vector diagram similar to the given figures one user showed to you, according to the info given.
  9. Sep 24, 2012 #8
    Sorry for the late reply, I will work on this question later today, and check back with you guys with my answer and if possible would like some feed back.

  10. Sep 29, 2012 #9
    Tried today I can't do it :(
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