Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 12 - Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem - 12.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series - 12.3 Assess Your Understanding - Page 827: 112



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If $v=ai+bj$, then the unit vector $u$ in the direction of $v$ is $u=\dfrac{v}{||v||}$, where $||v||=\sqrt{a^2+b^2}.$ Note that here, $||v||=\sqrt{8^2+(-15)^2}=\sqrt{289}=17$ Hence $u=\dfrac{8i-15j}{17}\\ u=\dfrac{8}{17}i-\dfrac{15}{17}j$
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