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September 18, 2014

Posted by **Mat** on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 4:51pm.

If aA+bB+C=0, find the magnitudes of a and b.

*A, B, and C are vectors*

*i and j are unite vectors*

A=(6.0i-8.0j)units

B=(-8.0i+3.0j)units

C=(26.0i-19.0j)units

How is that possible without a second equation for the relationship between a and b? You can't do substitution or anything. And by lokking at it for an extended period of time, we found that a=5 and b=7 works, but we don't know how to find that using algebra.

help??

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 5:31pmYou have a second equation. Do the i, j separately..

i:

6a -8b+26=0

j

-a8+3b-19=0

solve for a,b

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