# How do you calculate the unit vector?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 30, 2018

Please read the explanation.

#### Explanation:

A **Unit Vector** is a vector with a

Let us examine a vector given below:

The represented vector is

To find the **magnitude of the vector** we can use the **Pythagoras Theorem**:

To find a **unit vector**, in the **same direction** of the above vector,

we have to divide the above vector by

Hence,

This is the **unit vector**.

The **magnitude of this vector** is

Hope this helps.