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Homework Help: What is George's location

  1. Sep 4, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    John, Paul, and George are standing in a strawberry field. Paul is 16.0 m due west of John. George is 40.0 m from Paul, in a direction 39.0 ∘south of east from Paul's location.

    A. How far is George from John? (Already Done)

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

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I did part A which is shown below, but how do I get part B?

    John = -16i

    i = (40)cos(39) = 31.086
    j = (-40)sin(39) = -25.173

    Paul = 31.086i -25.173j

    G = P+J = (-16i)+(31.086i -25.173j)
    = (15.086i - 25.173j)
    = sqrt((15.086)^2+(-25.173)^2)
    Part A = 29.35
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  3. Sep 4, 2015 #2
    have you tried drawing it first?

    its simply triangles.
  4. Sep 4, 2015 #3


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