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Question #14302
A ship leaves the island of Guam and sails 285km at 40.0 degrees north of west. In which direction must it now head and how far must it sail so that its resultant displacement will be 115km directly east of Guam
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16.10.17, 21:56

Dear Sisir,

this picture can help you understand better https://image.slidesharecdn.com/describingmotion2012-120827221859-phpapp01/95/describing-motion-2012-6-638.jpg?cb=1422640361

14.10.17, 20:59

Why theta is not taken in relevance to positive x axis that is why it is 40 degree instead of being 180-40, explain everything in details please.. Also why can't u solve it by parallelogram law of vector addition? And resolution.. Can u explain

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