Delivery Man#

A delivery person starts at the post office, drives 80 km north, then 80 km west, then 6 km northeast, and finally 10 km north to stop for lunch.

Assume \(+y\) is to the North, and \(+x\) is to the East.

Determine the following quantities:

Part 1#

Find the x component of their net displacement vector.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in km.

Part 2#

Find the y component of their net displacement vector.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in km.

Part 3#

How far is the shortest path from the post office to the restaurant?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in km.

Part 4#

If the delivery person returns from the restaurant to the post office, what is the x component of their displacement vector on this return trip?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in km.

Part 5#

If the delivery person returns from the restaurant to the post office, what is the y component of their displacement vector on this return trip?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in km.

Part 6#

If the delivery person returns from the restaurant to the post office, what direction is their heading on this return trip? Pay close attention to how the positive direction of the angle is labeled in the input box.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in km.

Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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