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    You walk 10km North-East, stop for a rest, then walk another 5km due East. What is your final displacement?
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    (Original post by LogiBwantstodie)
    You walk 10km North-East, stop for a rest, then walk another 5km due East. What is your final displacement?
    By walking in the N-E direction, you are travelling at an angle of 45 degrees from the horizontal.

    Work out your final horizontal displacement i.e. in the east direction and your final vertical displacement i.e. in the north direction.

    You should now have the horizontal and vertical components of your final displacement.

    If you require the total or magnitude of the final displacement, then you can use Pythagoras' theorem.
 
 
 
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