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Find the following for path D in Figure 3.58: (a) the total distance traveled and (b) the magnitude and direction of the displacement from start to finish. In this part of the problem, explicitly show how you follow the steps of the analytical method of vector addition.
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<b>Figure 3.58</b> The various lines represent paths taken by different people walking in a city. All blocks are 120 m on a side.
Figure 3.58 The various lines represent paths taken by different people walking in a city. All blocks are 120 m on a side.
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Final Answer
  1. $1560 \textrm{ m}$
  2. $646 \textrm{ m, } 21.8^\circ \textrm{ N of E}$
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