Need help with these two vector problems!
Given the following x and y components, find the magnitude and direction of the vector, counter clockwise from the x-axis:
(1) x comp: -.5, y comp: 1. I found a magnitude of 1.12, but I'm having trouble with the angle.
(2) x comp: -1.5 and y comp: -1; I got (1.80, 33.7 degrees, not sure if this is correct, though. I was confused with the negatives and to find the angle.

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mag = \(\sqrt{x^2+y^2}\)
angle = \(\tan^{-1} \frac{y}{x}\)

I know, but I'm confused with the "counter clockwise from the x-axis" part of the problem.

angle is always measured in counter clockwise, so dont wry about it

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