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Homework Help: Wording Question

  1. Oct 17, 2009 #1
    ... makes an angle 30 degrees with the positive x axis.

    ... directed at an angle 30 degrees to the positive x axis.

    What's the difference?
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  3. Oct 17, 2009 #2


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    I'm trying to think of some circumstance in which they could mean different things, but I can't come up with one. I'm pretty sure they're equivalent statements.
  4. Oct 17, 2009 #3
    Ok. I'll do the question assuming that they are both the same and let you know if I get the correct answer!
  5. Oct 17, 2009 #4
    Yep. It's correct. Looking back, they obviously mean the same thing!
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