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    adding velocities

    Hi
    Lets say i have two Y velocities, 37,6 and 100.
    How do i add them together?
    37,6 + 100 = 137,6?
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    Re: adding velocities

    Oh, no matter.
    I had an unwanted pair of brackets in my formula wich made it produce uncorrect results wich in turn led me to believe that i was doing somthing wrong in the formula ( adding velocities wrong or something ).
    I removed the pair of brackets and now everything works fine

    Velocities are added by simple adding them normaly like you would with any two regular numbers.
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    Re: adding velocities

    Provided they are numbers. If they are vectors, you need to add "vectorially" or "component wise", not just add the "speeds", the magnitudes of the veloctity vectors.
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