Problem: Mary is standing next to a tree in a large open field. She walks 16.0 m due east (A) and then 12.0 m is a direction 36.9° west of north (B). After these two displacements, how far is she from the tree?

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Mary is standing next to a tree in a large open field. She walks 16.0 m due east (A) and then 12.0 m is a direction 36.9° west of north (B). After these two displacements, how far is she from the tree?

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