To find the horizontal and vertical components of a vector, construct a right triangle with one angle of 11.7 degrees, and a hypotenuse of length 26.3.

To find the vertical component, recognize that the sin 11.7 = y/26.3

solve for y = 5.333 m

To find the horizontal component, recognize that the cos 11.7 = x/26.3

solve for x = 25.754 m

## We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

- 30,000+ book summaries
- 20% study tools discount
- Ad-free content
- PDF downloads
- 300,000+ answers
- 5-star customer support

Already a member? Log in here.

Are you a teacher? Sign up now