Vectors I think

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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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
This is position vector
http://imageshack.us/a/img7/8039/39832841.jpg [Broken]

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Piece of paper. Pencil. Connect the dots. What figure do you get?

Figure 1

It must indeed be a triangle, but is it a right triangle?

Um yes? lol

Um yes? lol
Correct, oldspice. The example demonstrates the right triangle.

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

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
Try drawing the vector diagram similar to the given figures one user showed to you, according to the info given.

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.

Thanks

Tried today I can't do it :(