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Which of the following statements is correct when two vectors are added in order to give a resultant vector?
  • A
    The tail of one vector is added to the head of the other vector.
  • B
    The vectors can be added together in any configuration.
  • C
    The head of one vector is added to the head of the other vector.
  • D
    The tail of one vector is added to the tail of the other vector.

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Vector addition is used to solve navigation problems when airplanes fly through moving air. The result of vector addition depends on both the speed and direction of an aircraft's course as well as the wind vector

  • To add two vectors, you can simply draw the new vector running from the tail of the heading vector to the head of the wind vector.

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