Physics(Please check thanks)

posted by .

Two vectors have magnitudes 4m and 3m. Which choice is not a possible magnitude for their resultant?

3m, 1m, 7m, 12m

I chose 12m. Is this correct?

  • Physics(Please check thanks) -

    Correct, this follows from the triangle inequality. For two vectors x, and y, you have:

    |x+y| <= |x| + |y|

  • Physics(Please check thanks) -

    Thank you!

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Vectors

    Two vectors, A and B, are added by means of vector addition to give a resultant vector R. The magnitudes of A and B are 9 m and 8 m, respectively, and they can have any orientation. What are the maximum and minimum possible values …
  2. URGENT - Vectors

    Two vectors, A and B, are added by means of vector addition to give a resultant vector R. The magnitudes of A and B are 9 m and 8 m, respectively, and they can have any orientation. What are the maximum and minimum possible values …
  3. physics

    Can you help me with this one also? I know how to do it with 3 vectors but I can't seem to draw it with 4 vectors. The magnitudes of the four displacement vectors shown in the drawing are A=16.0 m, B=11.0 m, C=12.0 m, and D=26.0 m.
  4. Physics

    2. We have two vectors that line in the x-y plane. If we take the cross-product of those two vectors we know that a. the magnitude of the cross-product will always be equal to the product of the magnitudes of the two vectors. b. the …
  5. physics

    Three vectors are shown in Fig. 3-32 (A = 62.0 , B = 58.0°). Their magnitudes are given in arbitrary units. Determine the sum of the three vectors. (a) Give the resultant in terms of components. Rx = Ry = (b) What is the magnitude …
  6. physics

    Three vectors are shown in Fig. 3-32 (A = 60.0 , B = 56.0°). Their magnitudes are given in arbitrary units. Determine the sum of the three vectors. (a) Give the resultant in terms of components. (b) What is the magnitude of the resultant?
  7. math

    Two vectors have magnitudes of 3 units and 8 units respectively. The resultant of these two vectors has a magnitude of 8 units. What is the angle between these two vectors?
  8. Algebra 1

    Laura rented a car that costs $20 for the day plus $.12 for each mile driven. She returned the car later that day. Laura gave the sales person $50 and received change. Which inequality represents the possible number of miles m that …
  9. physics

    Consider two vectors ~ A and ~ B and their re- sultant ~ A + ~ B . The magnitudes of the vectors ~ A and ~ B are, respectively, 13 . 2 and 6 . 1 and they act at 110 ◦ to each other.Find the magnitude of the resultant vector ~ …
  10. Physics

    The maximum and minimum magnitudes of the resultant of two given vectors are 17N and 7N respectively. If two vectors are at right angles to each other, then find the magnitude of their resultant?

More Similar Questions