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    how can vectors facing tail to tail be added using the triangle rule


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    explain the concept or theory to us plebians


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    An everyday example of vector addition might help.

    Your pirate treasure map that tells you to walk 40 paces north from the coconut tree and then 30 paces west. Dig there to find the treasure.

    Using vector arithmetic you can work out that you can walk 50 paces (at just the right angle) to get there directly instead of the 40+30 paces the pirate map said.
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