# Thread: vector calc 1 problem solving question

1. ## vector calc 1 problem solving question

you are told that ABCD is a square in R2 and that it contains the origin (0,0). You also know that A has coordinates (-1,-3) and B has coordinates (4,-2). what are the coordinates of the remaining verticies C and D? explain your answer and draw a sketch.

2. Hello, vixsta101!

Did you make a sketch?

You are told that $ABCD$ is a square in $R^2$ and that it contains the origin $(0,0).$
This means that the origin in inside the square.

You also know that vertex $A$ has coordinates $(\text{-}1,\text{-}3)$
and vertex B has coordinates $(4,\text{-}2).$
What are the coordinates of the remaining vertices $C$ and $D$?
Code:
              |
|         (3,3)
* - - - + - - - - - o - *
:       |           C   :
D o(-2,5) |               :
:       |               :
:       |               :
:       |               :
----+-------+---------------+----
:       |O              :
:       |               :
:       |              B:
:       |               o(4,-1)
:   A   |               :
* - o - | - - - - - - - *
(-1,-3)|
|
We can "walk" our way through this . . .

Going from vertex $A$ to vertex $B$, we move 5 units right and 1 unit up.

Going from vertex $B$ to vertex $C$, we move 1 unit left and 5 units up. .
(Why?)
. . Hence: . $C(3,3)$

Going from vertex C to vertex D, we move 5 units left and 1 unit down.
. . Hence: . $D(\text{-}2,2)$

3. thanks so much
u are a genius haha