Answer to Question #15946 in Mechanics | Relativity for raul castro

Question #15946
two vectors each have magnitudes of 18 and 5. what is the minimum and maximum value the resultant of these two vectors can have?
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Expert's answer
2012-10-09T09:12:38-0400
The maximum resultant can be obtained if the given vectors are directed equally. Then the magnitude of this resultant is

Max = 18 + 5 = 23.

The minimum resultant can be obtained if the given vectors have opposite directions. Then the magnitude of this resultant is

Min = 18 - 5 = 13.

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