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## Homework Statement

Figure P4.31 represents the total acceleration of a particle

moving clockwise in a circle of radius 2.50 m at a certain

instant of time. At this instant, find (a) the radial acceleration,

(b) the speed of the particle, and (c) its tangential

acceleration.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I probably don't need help with the problem per se. I just need help understanding what they want from me. What in god's name do they mean with "represents the total acceleration"!? The figure is just a circle that shows the radius, an angle, the velocity vector and an acceleration vector that is not centripetal. Oh yeah, and it says a=15m/s^2