Saturday

February 28, 2015

February 28, 2015

Posted by **Jacqueline** on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 6:43pm.

What is the magnitude of the single

straight-line displacement that the pirate could have taken to reach the treasure?

Answer in units of m

- Physics... -
**Shyamala Manjunath**, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:23pmHere's what you know,

Dy = 23.5 m, and Dx = 2.7m.

Use the formula

d = (Dx^2 + Dy^2)^ (1/2)

d = (23.5^2 + 2.7^2)^((1/2) = 23.65m

d = 24m (significant digits).

Since they have only asked for magnitude, its 24m.

If they ask for direction then,

theta = tan-1( Dy / Dx )

= tan-1( 23.5 / 2.7)

theta = 83.4 deg or 83 deg (significant digits)

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Physics - While following the directions on a treasure map, a pirate walks 49.7 ...

Physics - While following the directions on a treasure map, a pirate walks 24.3 ...

physics - While following the directions on a treasure map, a pirate walks 38.8...

Physics - While following the directions on a treasure map, a pirate walks 36.6 ...

need help with 2 physics problems - 1. While following the directions on a ...

physics (science) - John walks 1.0 km north, turns and walks 1.2 km at 50 ...

physics - A dog searching for a bone walks 2.87 m south, then runs 22.5 m at an ...

PHYSICS - an ant walks 22 cm in a northerly directions turns and walks ...

physics - a dog walks 28 steps north and then walks 55 steps west. if the daog ...

physics - a woman walks 2 km due east and then walks 4 km in the direction 30 ...