## monroe17 2 years ago The displacement vectors A and B both have magnitudes of 3.30 m. The direction of vector A is 16.6 degrees. Find the magnitude of |A+B|, |A-B|, |B-A|, and |A-2B| graphically. PLEASE HELP ;/

1. Outkast3r09

each vector has a y and x component

2. monroe17

i and j :) ?

3. Outkast3r09

well you're given a magnitude

4. Outkast3r09

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5. Outkast3r09

you there?

6. Outkast3r09

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7. monroe17

yeah, im here.. trying to understand

8. Outkast3r09

|dw:1359605406061:dw| these need direction due to vectors .. it says A direction is 16.6 degrees sooooo

9. Outkast3r09

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10. Outkast3r09

so in order to make sense of each vector you need to break them down into right triangles that show components of x and y i'll start with A|dw:1359605592468:dw|

11. Outkast3r09

now using trig functions you can find the components correct ? can you do that?

12. monroe17

using sohcahtoa right?

13. monroe17

A_x=sin(16.6)*A?

14. Outkast3r09

yes

15. monroe17

i got 3.16 as side A_y..

16. Outkast3r09

so now we have $A_x=Acos(16.6)$ $A_y=Asin(16.6)$

17. Outkast3r09

you had them switched around =]

18. monroe17

and 0.95 as a_y.. A=3.30 right?

19. Outkast3r09

yep sounds correct

20. Outkast3r09

atleast according to my diagram lol

21. Outkast3r09

alright so the B is easy since there is only one component to it... which is the $B_y$

22. monroe17

B=3.30 but theres no theta?

23. Outkast3r09

yes but it's a simple line on the y axis so it only has one component an x is what i meant =/

24. Outkast3r09

so you have $B_x=3.30$

25. Outkast3r09

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26. Outkast3r09

now you just add the like components to get 2 sides and the magnitude will be the square root of those squared total components

27. monroe17

"like components" ? 8.1?

28. monroe17

so B is 3.30 and for A do I add a_x and a_y and A?

29. Outkast3r09

well lets do it like my book says $R_x=A_x+B_x$ $R_y=A_y+B_y$

30. Outkast3r09

$|A+B|=\sqrt{R_x^2+R_y^2}$

31. monroe17

R_x=4.25 R_y= 3.16

32. Outkast3r09

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33. monroe17

5.3 m?

34. Outkast3r09

$B_x=3.30$ $A_x=3.30cos(16.6)$ $A_y=3.30sin(16.6)$

35. monroe17

6.6 m?

36. Outkast3r09

$R_x=6.46$ $R_y=.943$ $|R|=\sqrt{6.46^2+.943^2}$

37. Outkast3r09

i'm getting 6.5

38. Outkast3r09

6.53 to be more exact

39. monroe17

yeah i got that too now. i rounded wrong earlier.

40. monroe17

so for A-B would i just subtract?

41. Outkast3r09

yes to do it easily i'm trying to remember what it looks like lol|dw:1359607683207:dw|

42. Outkast3r09

a-b is the diagonal from left to right if i remember right so you have to take A and move it infront of b like this

43. Outkast3r09

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44. monroe17

oh my lordy... i give up... ;/ my grade is good enough.. 96.3% on this assignment. I'm done with this question.. i still have to do a lab report and study for calc 2... thanks for the help though ;/

45. monroe17

I'll go back later when i have more imte tomorrow and try to figure it out lol.

46. Outkast3r09

i looked at my book you have to face the vectors in certain ways so a-b says to face the vecotrs inward to eachother \