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Using the diagram at right, if you know the magnitude and direction of a resultant vector, find vectors that could be added to form the resultant. In other words, find two vectors x and y, one horizontal and one vertical, that could be added to form the resultant vector. Write the answer in component form.

The vectors in the diagram form a special right triangle.

Right triangle, sides comprised of rays, horizontal ray runs right, labeled x, vertical ray runs up, labeled y, hypotenuse ray runs up & right, labeled 10.