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catsrule332

  • 3 years ago

A girl delivering newspapers covers her route by traveling 3 blocks west, 4 blocks north, and then 6 blocks east. What is her total displacement? Explain.

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  1. TuringTest
    • 3 years ago
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    here is the motion of the girls in vectors:|dw:1327983641406:dw|Now let's look at the displacement vector...

  2. TuringTest
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1327983784722:dw|so since this produces a right triangle, we see that the displacement can be found through the Pythagorean triangle

  3. catsrule332
    • 3 years ago
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    I got 5 using the Pythagorean theorem.

  4. eashmore
    • 3 years ago
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    5 is correct

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