Problem: A vector A has a magnitude of 5, and points in a direction of 50° counter-clockwise from the y-axis. A vector B has a magnitude of 7, and points in a direction of 30° clockwise from the x-axis. What is the direction of A - B?

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A vector A has a magnitude of 5, and points in a direction of 50° counter-clockwise from the y-axis. A vector B has a magnitude of 7, and points in a direction of 30° clockwise from the x-axis. What is the direction of A - B?

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