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Physics Problem

Physics Problem

Problem 11. During the rodeo, a clown runs 8.3 m north, turn 36 degrees east of north, and runs 1.3 m. Then, after waiting for the bull to come near, the clown turns due east and runs 6.1 m to exit the arena.
a) what is the magnitude of the clown's total displacement? Answer in units of m.

b)How many degrees east of north is the clown's total displacement? Answer in units of degrees.
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Physics Problem

On 9/25/2003 9:56:57 PM, mustang1 wrote:
>Problem 11. During the rodeo,
>a clown runs 8.3 m north, turn
>36 degrees east of north, and
>runs 1.3 m. Then, after
>waiting for the bull to come
>near, the clown turns due east
>and runs 6.1 m to exit the
>arena.
>a) what is the magnitude of
>the clown's total
>displacement? Answer in units
>of m.
>
>b)How many degrees east of
>north is the clown's total
>displacement? Answer in units
>of degrees.

What exactly are you having problems with these questions? Please show how far you got.


TTFN,
Eden

Physics Problem

I was able to draw the situation, but was unsure how to make it into right triangles to slove the problem.

Physics Problem

On 9/25/2003 10:26:09 PM, mustang1 wrote:
>I was able to draw the
>situation, but was unsure how
>to make it into right
>triangles to slove the
>problem.

You can simply decompose each movement into east and north components. Then, sum up all the east components and sum up all the north components and find the angle.

Note that you'll wind up with an interior angle, while the problem is asking for the angle east of north

TTFN,
Eden
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