# How do I find the vertical component of a vector?

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Aug 19, 2014

The formula for the vertical component of a vector ai + bj is as follows:

First, calculate the magnitude of the vector A which is

||A|| =

Next, determine

If you draw a triangle where a is the x axis and b is the y axis, you get a right triangle. The angle

Finally, we have the vertical component formula:

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