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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
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