Posted by **ray** on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:05pm.

Soccer player #1 is 8.6 m from the goal. If she kicks the ball directly into the net, the ball has a displacement labeled A. If, on the other hand, she first kicks it to player #2, who then kicks it into the net, the ball under goes two successive displacements, Ay and Ax. What are the magnitudes and directions of Ax and Ay?

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**drwls**, Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 7:44am
There are many possibilities, unless a figure limiting the options goes with this question.

The vector displacements Ax and Ay must add up to A, which is a vector 8.6 m long, aimed at the net (assuming it goes in).

The width of the goal (24 feet) should be considered. There are many directions that can result in a score.

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