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    2 different vectors. The three long ones are the same vector. The two short ones are the same vector.

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    2 different vectors. The three long ones are the same vector. The two short ones are the same vector.
    The question is testing whether the candidate understands that a vector is a set of numbers (2 in GCSE but often 3 at A-level) that describe a displacement rather than a position.

    A common error is for candidates to think that a position (3,2) say is the same as a vector 3 and 2 in a vertical bracket. It just happens that the position (3,2) has a position Vector from the origin that has the same numbers in it.

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