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# What are the x component and the y component of a vector a in the xy plane if its direction is 250 degrees counterclockwise from the positive direction of the x axis and its magnitude is 7.3 m?

Updated: 12/7/2022

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14y ago

X - component = 7.3 cos(250) = -2.497 meters (rounded)

Y - component = 7.3 sin(250) = -6.86 meters (rounded)

It's pointing down and slightly to the left ... like south-southwest.
Another 20 degrees and it would be pointing straight down.

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Q: What are the x component and the y component of a vector a in the xy plane if its direction is 250 degrees counterclockwise from the positive direction of the x axis and its magnitude is 7.3 m?
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