Physics (10th Edition)

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118486897
ISBN 13: 978-1-11848-689-4

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Mathematical Concepts - Check Your Understanding: 9

Answer

a) Their magnitudes are equal. b) Their directions are opposite.

Work Step by Step

The only way to have two vectors whose sum is equal to zero is if they have the same magnitude and their directions are opposite, so they cancel each other.
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