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Question: I have never been good a word problems. Please help. Two teams are playing push ball with a large 8 foot diameter ball. One team exerts a force represented by the vector a = 2i + 5j, and the other team exerts a force represented by the vector b = 8i3j. 1.Determine the direction of movement of the ball if the i axis is due east. 2.Determine the combined force magnitude. 

Hi Brian, I drew a vector diagram showing 2i  5j and 8i  3j. The force acting on the ball is the sum of these two vectors
The magnitude of the combined force is
I don't know what units to give this as you didn't give me units for the force vectors. Harley 

