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anonymous

  • one year ago

I have to answer this question in the next few minutes, anyone have ideas on how? 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. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    It is asking what a despription of this vector using distance for magnitude could be

  2. dumbcow
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    magnitude = sqrt((-26)^2 + (-12)^2)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    My only answers are like this: about 29 miles at 25 degrees south of west

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The magnitude above is the 29. The direction equation for direction is Θ = arctan(y/x) = arctan (12/26) = 25°.

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