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This should be simple but I am really struggling. can you explain why the answer is 22m/s and 38 degrees??,

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Add the two vectors on the diagram by putting them end to end (making sure they're at the correct angles) and drawing a line from the start of the first vector to the end of the last vector, this is the total velocity.

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This should be simple but I am really struggling. can you explain why the answer is 22m/s and 38 degrees??,

**Abby5001**)This should be simple but I am really struggling. can you explain why the answer is 22m/s and 38 degrees??,

You need to post the whole question for a definitive answer. It's pretty certain this is a vector addition problem, but without all of the information it's guesswork to try and answer you.

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Not enough information provided.

You need to post the whole question for a definitive answer. It's pretty certain this is a vector addition problem, but without all of the information it's guesswork to try and answer you.

**uberteknik**)Not enough information provided.

You need to post the whole question for a definitive answer. It's pretty certain this is a vector addition problem, but without all of the information it's guesswork to try and answer you.

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**uberteknik**)

Not enough information provided.

You need to post the whole question for a definitive answer. It's pretty certain this is a vector addition problem, but without all of the information it's guesswork to try and answer you.

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**Abby5001**)Ignoring the river velocity for a moment, if the new boat heads off at 1.5 m/s at an angle of 65

^{o}to the riverbank, then resolving the horizontal and vertical components produces:

__This is in addition to the river velocity of 1.1 m/s__

i.e. the boat must actually travel at

1.36 m/s across the river and,

1.1 + 0.634 = 1.734 m/s downstream

Combining these produces the resultant velocity of:

at an angle of:

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Thanks.

Ignoring the river velocity for a moment, if the new boat heads off at 1.5 m/s at an angle of 65

i.e. the boat must actually travel at

1.36 m/s across the river and,

1.1 + 0.634 = 1.734 m/s downstream

Combining these produces the resultant velocity of:

at an angle of:

**uberteknik**)Thanks.

Ignoring the river velocity for a moment, if the new boat heads off at 1.5 m/s at an angle of 65

^{o}to the riverbank, then resolving the horizontal and vertical components produces:__This is in addition to the river velocity of 1.1 m/s__i.e. the boat must actually travel at

1.36 m/s across the river and,

1.1 + 0.634 = 1.734 m/s downstream

Combining these produces the resultant velocity of:

at an angle of:

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There is enough information; draw the first vector at 65 degrees and then the next one horizontal to the page (like in the diagram) joining on to it at the correct magnitudes.

**Discipulus**)There is enough information; draw the first vector at 65 degrees and then the next one horizontal to the page (like in the diagram) joining on to it at the correct magnitudes.

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Another question I am struggling with. why would you do cos65 when the angle the 25 degrees to the horizontal

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Another question I am struggling with. why would you do cos65 when the angle the 25 degrees to the horizontal

**Abby5001**)Another question I am struggling with. why would you do cos65 when the angle the 25 degrees to the horizontal

Since the geologist is on a mountain slope and not on horizontal ground, he can only move up the slope (hypotenuse), so the forces of gravity and friction need to be resolved. There are two resolved component forces acting at right angles: - the normal force

__perpendicular to the slope__and the frictional force

__parallel to the slope.__

Using the trigonometry rules, we can draw the graphical representation of the force magnitudes and directions:

At this point, we need to introduce the trigonometry rules for the angles of similar triangles. Notice where theta occurs (three places but only two shown explicitly in the diagram above).

Notice that the actual force of gravity acts vertically downwards so the magnitude of that force is given by:

Which makes the normal (to the slope) perpendicular component force:

And the frictional parallel (to the slope) component force:

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We need to resolve the forces acting on the geologist (in a similar way to resolving the velocity components of the last example) using a reference that puts the forces at right angles to each other and in the direction the geologist must travel up the slope.

Since the geologist is on a mountain slope and not on horizontal ground, he can only move up the slope (hypotenuse), so the forces of gravity and friction need to be resolved. There are two resolved component forces acting at right angles: - the normal force

Using the trigonometry rules, we can draw the graphical representation of the force magnitudes and directions:

At this point, we need to introduce the trigonometry rules for the angles of similar triangles. Notice where theta occurs (three places but only two shown explicitly in the diagram above).

Notice that the actual force of gravity acts vertically downwards so the magnitude of that force is given by:

Which makes the normal (to the slope) perpendicular component force:

And the frictional parallel (to the slope) component force:

**uberteknik**)We need to resolve the forces acting on the geologist (in a similar way to resolving the velocity components of the last example) using a reference that puts the forces at right angles to each other and in the direction the geologist must travel up the slope.

Since the geologist is on a mountain slope and not on horizontal ground, he can only move up the slope (hypotenuse), so the forces of gravity and friction need to be resolved. There are two resolved component forces acting at right angles: - the normal force

__perpendicular to the slope__and the frictional force__parallel to the slope.__Using the trigonometry rules, we can draw the graphical representation of the force magnitudes and directions:

At this point, we need to introduce the trigonometry rules for the angles of similar triangles. Notice where theta occurs (three places but only two shown explicitly in the diagram above).

Notice that the actual force of gravity acts vertically downwards so the magnitude of that force is given by:

Which makes the normal (to the slope) perpendicular component force:

And the frictional parallel (to the slope) component force:

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If I'm being honest I am still confused.

**Abby5001**)If I'm being honest I am still confused.

Take a look at this video which explains the concept:

https://youtu.be/dA4BvYdw7Xg

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Doing some physics past papers and I need help:Can someone tell me why the answers respectively are:

2R

R/2

2R/3

2R

R/2

2R/3

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Doing some physics past papers and I need help:Can someone tell me why the answers respectively are:

2R

R/2

2R/3

**Abby5001**)Doing some physics past papers and I need help:Can someone tell me why the answers respectively are:

2R

R/2

2R/3

A open, B open: The current cannot flow through A branch, as above. The current cannot flow through the parallel connection across the second resistor of B branch. Therefore, it must flow through both resistors on B branch, they're in series so we add the resistances together: 2R.

A closed, B closed: With both switches closed, the current will flow through the A branch and also the first resistor of the B branch. It won't flow through the second resistor of the B branch because switch B is closed, the current will take the path of least resistance. The two resistors form a parallel connection with one another:

Knowing the general format of the answers, you should be able to deduce the last. It's a simple case of knowing where the current is flowing - that should always be on your mind when you look at a circuit.

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