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Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples

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If the following image is the vector F1, what would negative F1 look like?

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1. Which of the following is a correct representation of vector a minus vector b?

2. Which of these equations is a case where you would NOT ever need to subtract two vectors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will gauge your understanding of vector subtraction. Answer questions on negative vectors and interpret vector a minus vector b.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will help you to:

  • Understand a case where you would not need to subtract two vectors
  • Find a vector in a given problem
  • Recognize when you would need to subtract two vectors

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on vector subtraction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about when you would need to subtract vectors in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding negative vectors

Additional Learning

Read this lesson on subtracting vectors for more information. The lesson is entitled Vector Subtraction (Geometric): Formula & Examples and it adheres to the following study points:

  • Understand why subtracting vectors is necessary
  • Define scale drawing
  • Analyze real life examples of subtracting vectors
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