Posted by **Kerri** on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:36pm.

the number on the left is the displacement, on the right is the vector. The person travelling i order of the numbers ....not sure how to explain this because there are no instructions only a shart with the titles of the categories Steps, Displacement, Vector.

I'm supposed to find the Displacement. How do I do that?

20m North

52m South

19m East

30m North

1m West

1m North

10m South

56m North

19m West

26m South

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**MathMate**, Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 11:21pm
There is no magic but to resolve each and every vector into its components (East =x, North =y), and add up each component.

A well formatted table will help you organize your work. A suitable format could be:

Distance Direction(°) x-component y-component

20 90 20cos(90) 20 sin(90)

52 -90 20cos(-90) 20sin(-90)

....

26 -90 26cos(-90) 26sin(-90)

------------------------------------

Total --- x-total y-total

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**Kerri**, Friday, September 11, 2009 at 9:55pm
I don't get that ....please help..this is my first year of physics so i have no idea at all

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