Posted by **Hannah** on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:52pm.

A pilot flies her route in two straight-line segments. The displacement vector A for the first segment has a magnitude of 254 km and a direction 30.0o north of east. The displacement vector for the second segment has a magnitude of 178 km and a direction due west. The resultant displacement vector is R = A + B and makes an angle è with the direction due east. Using the component method, find (a) the magnitude of R and (b) the directional angle è.

I know that for the magnitude, since both vectors have different directions I cannot just add them together. I am not sure where to go from here.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- physics - A pilot flies her route in two straight-line segments. The ...
- physics - A pilot flies her route in two straight-line segments. The ...
- physics - A pilot flies her route in two straight-line segments. The ...
- physics - Displacement vectors A, B, and C add up to a total of zero. Vector A ...
- Physics - A jogger runs 145m. in a direction 20.0 degrees east of north (...
- physics - The route followed by a hiker consists of three displacement vectors...
- physics - Displacement vectors A, B, and C add up to a total of zero. Vector A ...
- physics - Displacement vectors A,B,and C add up to a total of zero. Vector A has...
- physics - (a) An object is subjected to two displacements. The displacement ...
- Physics - An air traffic controller observes two airplanes approaching the ...

More Related Questions