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Vector Subtraction

Main Concept

Vectors  quantities have both magnitude and  direction.


Vectors can only be subtracted from other vectors.


Given two vectors a and b, their difference can be written as a  b.


Vector subtraction can be viewed as vector addition.

c  =  a  b

c  =  a + b


By placing two vectors tip-to-tip the difference between the vectors can be found.


Always verify your resultant vector:

a  b + b = a

b  a+ a = b 


Click and or drag on the graph to change the vectors.

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