Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 7:18pm.
Find the dot product of the following vectors:
a = (4, 1) b = (-1,4)
a = (7,8) b = (4, -7)
You have to find the angle too.
Can someone please do these?
- Math - Damon, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 9:22pm
4*-1 + 1*4 = 0
cos angle = 0, so angle is 90 or -90 (240)
remember algebra 1
y = m x + b
the slope of a line perpendicular to that is -1/m
here we have a slope of 1/4
and the other slope is 4/-1
sure enough, perpendicular
7*4 + 8*-7
|A|*|B|* cos angle = -28
sqrt(49+64)*sqrt(16+49)* cos angle = -28
10.6 * 8.06 *cos angle = -28
cos angle = -.328
angle = 109 deg
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