• anonymous
Three contestants are brought to the center of a large, flat field. Each is given a meter stick, a compass, a calculator, a shovel, and (in different order for each contestant) the following three displacement: (a)72.4m, 32.0oeast of north (b)57.3m, 36.0o south of west (c)17.8m, straight southThe three displacements lead to the point where the keys to a new car are buried. Two players start measuring immediately, but the winner first calculates where to go. What does she calculate?
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  • anonymous
She calculates the vector sum of the three displacements, and uses that to decide where to go.

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