posted by Kirsten on .
Need help with this physics problem, I have no idea how to set it up or how to visualize it but would appreciate any help.
Instructions for finding a buried treasure include the following: Go 80 paces at 235°, turn to 130° and walk 115 paces, then travel 100 paces at 157°. Determine the resultant displacement from the starting point.
Thanks in advance!
You can do it on a piece of polar graph paper.
Or, you can break up each vector into N,E components, then add.
It works every time.