#1
OK once again im stuck on my physics homework... my teacher doesnt understand that her job is for us to learn...neway...

A common flea can jump a distance of 33 cm. Suppose a flea makes five jumps of this length in the northwest direction. If the flea's northward displacement is 88 cm, what is the flea's westward displacement?
Yeah on that one i dont know how to set it up...

A south-African sharp-nosed frog set a record for a triple jump by traveling a distance of 10.3m. Suppose the frog starts from the origin of a coordinate system and lands at a point whose corrdinate on the y-axis is equal to -6.10m. What angle does the vector of displacement make with the negative y-axis? calculate the x compenent of the frog.
Ok i know how to get x and y if i know the angle and one side using trig functions....but i have no idea how to get the angle with 2 sides

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#2
for the 1st one set it up like a triangle and the northwest is the hypotinuse, use pythagorian theorm
#4
For an angle when you have two sides you use inverse trig functions.
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#5
Yes.. this is basic geometry... this really has nothing to do with physics.

The second one, if I read it right... the y component is -6.1m and the hypo is 10.3 . So you would use the SOH CAH TOA idea to figure out the angle to figure out the x component

If you are having trouble with these type of questions, I recommend you see a tutor to help you understand this concept. It is used all the time through-out physics and mathematics.
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#6
for the second one use trig functions to find the angle... Soh(sine=opposite/hypotinuse) Cah(cosine=adjacent/hypotinuse) Toa(tangent=opposite/adjacent)... and remember that one angle is 90 degrees
#7
Yeah if you have the hypotenuse and the y side, you can figure out the angle. What trig function involves the adjacent and the hypotenuse? Cosine. So you use the inverse cosine.
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no her job is to talk circles around your questions and never give an answer...thats her teaching methods...
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