A car is driven east for a distance of 42 km, then north for 25 km, and then in a direction 31° east of north for 26 km. Determine (a) the magnitude (in km) of the car's total displacement from its starting point and (b) the angle (from east) of the car's total displacement measured from its starting direction.
physics - drwls, Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8:13pm
Have you learned the basics of vector addition yet? That is what you have to do.