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November 3rd, 2009, 03:30 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2009 From: saskatoon Posts: 20 Thanks: 0  find resultant and angle
hey, alright so i'm suppose to add these vectors together and find the resultant and angle of the resultant without drawing a scale diagram, so using trig. i keep getting the wrong answer. the answer is suppose to be 167m ( not sure of the angle ) and this is what im getting v1 = 712m at N42degW v2 = 536m at S84degE v3 = 629m at S14degW v1 y= +529.12 x= +476.42 v2 y= 56.03 x= +533.06 v3 y= 610.32 x= 152.17 so after doing all the calculations i get a resultant of 868m at south 81 degrees west. any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks! 
November 3rd, 2009, 03:39 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2009 From: saskatoon Posts: 20 Thanks: 0  Re: find resultant and angle
ugh, i just did the question over again for the tenth time lol and made a mistake on a negative sign for the first vector, problem solved!


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