# Perpendicular Vector Resolute

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• May 2nd 2012, 10:57 PM
AndrewP
Perpendicular Vector Resolute
PLEASE HELP

http://i47.tinypic.com/2jb8unp.jpg

Me and my friends keep getting 1/9(13i - 20j - 23k) for this question and can't work out why the sign is incorrect, I am investigating whether or not it is a typo but am wondering what you guys think the answer is?

Also sorry if this is the wrong board, I wasn't sure if it was algebra or geometry...
• May 3rd 2012, 01:03 AM
biffboy
Re: Perpendicular Vector Resolute
I make it to be E
• May 3rd 2012, 01:08 AM
AndrewP
Re: Perpendicular Vector Resolute
Working out please?
• May 3rd 2012, 01:48 AM
biffboy
Re: Perpendicular Vector Resolute
Let the first vector be a and the second one b. Make a unit vector in the direction of b. Work out the scalar product of this unit vector with a. This then is the magnitude of the resolute in the direction of b so you can work out the vector for this resolute. Then do the vector subtraction of this from a to get the required vector.