# Problem 4-12 - Vector components - Part 2

A car is travelling along a winding highway at a constant speed of $82\; km/h.$ At 3:00 p.m., the car is heading $38.2^\circ$ east of north, and at 3:15 p.m. it is heading $12.7^\circ$ south of east. Define the $+x$ and $+y$ directions to be east and north, respectively. Use Eq. 4-8 to determine the $x$- and $y$-components of the average acceleration during this time interval.

Accumulated Solution

$82\; km/hr = 22.8\; m/s$

When the two vectors $v_i$ and $v_f$ are placed in $x, y$ ($E, N$) coordinates, they look like:

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(B)

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