Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Section 3.1 - Vectors - Got It?: 3.1

Answer

c)

Work Step by Step

While we can solve this problem mathematically, we can also use process of elimination to find the answer. It is 30 degrees below the positive x axis, so the x component must be positive, and the y component must be negative. This eliminates d). It is at a 30 degree angle, so the x component must be greater than the y component. The only option that fits this description is c).
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