Posted by **Allison** on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 9:57am.

Determine the x and y components if a dog walks to the park that is 24m, 30 degrees northwest.

Please help i don't know how to go about solving this problem

- 12th grade Physics -
**bobpursley**, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 10:36am
If you mean 30 degrees West of North, then

Northcomponent: 24Cos30

Eastcomponent: -24Sin30

Now if you meant 30 degrees North of West, it is something else.

- 12th grade Physics -
**Kyle**, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 12:59am
Hi, actually Bob, your answer is not 30 degrees, but 60 degrees. 30 degrees does not refer to the angle inside the triangle formed by the x and y components.

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