# Vectors and Equilibrant?

For a Physics lab, we were given these 3 vectors which we have to solve graphically to find the resultant. Then we have to crowd up cups with the correct common herd of dirt and use a force table to determine if we calculated the equilibrant correctly. My vectors were: 380g at 100o, 450g at 240o, and 525 at 352o.

My first trial be wrong. I've gone through and drawn the graph again. This time, I got the resultant to be 265g at 342o, and the equilibrant to be 265g and 162o. But, I checked using compontents and get a different answer. And when I used online vector calculators, I got 3 more different answers. Can someone notify me what I'm doing wrong? Here's a scan of the diagram that I drew...http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r307/...

Answers:    Solving this with trig to three decimal places, I bring the point (-88.550, 228.905), which is rather close to your first symbolic solution. This translates to roughly 245g at 339 degrees.

Components:
(374.227, -65.986)
(-389.711, -225.000)
(-73.066, 519.891)

I hope this help as a check on your computations.

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