You walk 15 m south and 35 m east. Find the magnitude and direction of the resultant displacement both graphically and algebraically.

What's the ° (counterclockwise from east)??

Well I tried using tan=15/35 the degrees ended up being 23 degrees which was wrong, so I tried tan=35/15 which ended up being 67 degrees which was wrong too. I'm not sure which angle I'm supposed to find. help?

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  1. The angle is arctan 15/35 clockwise from east. Counterclockwise it will be 360 minus that angle.

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