A car travels along a straight road, heading West for 3 hours, and then travels NE on another road for 2 hours. If the car has maintained a constant speed of 55 mi/hr, how far is it from its starting point?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:16 pm ad1c9bdddf
If we take the East as positive x direction and North as the positive direction
When the car travels West it is moving in the negative direction.
Distance traveled in the West direction (negative x direction) = 55 x 3 = ...
The solution calculates the distance travelled.