Determine resultant of two vectors using Pythagorean theorem

Solved problems in vectorsdetermine resultant of two vectors using the Pythagorean theorem

1. Determine the resultant of the two displacement vectors as shown in the figure below.

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2. Find the resultant of two forces, 12 N and 5 N.

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3. A student walks 4 meters to the west, then 6 meters to the north and 4 meters to the west. Find the student displacement.

Solution

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Displacement is 10 meter, to the northwest.

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