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You are given a vector in the xy plane that has a magnitude of 95.0 units and a y component of -40.0 units. What are the two possibilities for its x component?

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    the x component will be +- sqrt (95^2-40^2) according to Pythagoras

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    how did you get that as the answer though??

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    and wat is this +-sqrt thing mean?

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    Have you ever heard of Pythagoras and his theorem on right triangles? sqrt means square root.

    I am wondering how one does vectors in the Cartesian plane without Pythagoras? Even Rene Descartes used it.

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    nvm shes wrong

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    55, -55 i had my friend help me

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    plzzzzzzz BOB PURSLEY HELP ME

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