# Physics

What are the direction and magnitude of your total displacement if you have traveled due west with a speed of 25.0 m/s for 125 s, then due south at 19.0 m/s for 66.0 s?

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1. Picture a right angled triangle with one side AB being 25 x 125 metres long to the west; the other side BC being 19 x 66 metres long to the south. The displacement is the length of the hypotenuse AC; the direction being between 180 degrees and west. Sketch it out, then do the trig.

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