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anonymous

  • one year ago

A glider lands 26 miles west and 12 miles south from where it took off. The result of the trip can be described by the vector (-26,-12)

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  1. BTaylor
    • one year ago
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    That is correct; what is your question?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What is another description of the vector using distance and direction.

  3. BTaylor
    • one year ago
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    There are two ways to describe vectors. One is with Cartesian coordinates (your normal x-y plane); this is the given solution (-26, -12). The other way is polar coordinates, when you give a radius (distance from the origin) and a direction (given by an angle). I'll help you find that one.

  4. BTaylor
    • one year ago
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    What does your vector look like?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1433482182858:dw|

  6. BTaylor
    • one year ago
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    That is great. Now, we have a triangle that looks (when flipped around) like this: |dw:1433482358945:dw| You want to use the information you are given to find C and a

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    can i use pathagreom theorem?

  8. BTaylor
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    yes, that would be the best way.

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