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vector A = a displacement of 20 m due east
vector B = a displacement of 30 m north
find the magnitude and direction of the vector sum a+b

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  1. sqrt (30^2+20^2) =sqrt(1300) = 10 sqrt(13)

    tan A = 2/3
    where A is compass angle CLOCKWISE from north

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