# Find the vertical and horizontal component ? Steps please

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#### Explanation:

This is just trigonometry. We know that

So for all problems like this we can instantly see that the opposite corresponds to the vertical and the adjacent corresponds to the horizontal.

In this case, the magnitude is 14 and

#### Explanation:

You may recall SOHCAHTOA for a right angled triangle from trigonometry:

H = Hypotenuse, O = Opposite side, A = Adjacent side

In this case, the horizontal component **adjacent** to the angle, and the vertical component **opposite** the angle. In both cases,

We can note the two relationships to solve the vector into components:

rearranging for