Problem: A vector A has a magnitude of 10, and points in a direction of 50° counter-clockwise from the x-axis. A vector B has a magnitude of 8, and points in a direction of 45° clockwise from the x-axis. What is the magnitude of A + B?  

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A vector A has a magnitude of 10, and points in a direction of 50° counter-clockwise from the x-axis. A vector B has a magnitude of 8, and points in a direction of 45° clockwise from the x-axis. What is the magnitude of A + B?

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