 # Subtract Vectors

Videos and lessons to help High School students understand vector subtraction v – w as v + (–w), where –w is the additive inverse ofw, with the same magnitude as w and pointing in the opposite direction. Represent vector subtraction graphically by connecting the tips in the appropriate order, and perform vector subtraction component-wise.

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can subtract vectors graphically.
• I can subtract vectors using the Component Method.
• I can subtract vectors using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines.

Common Core: HSN-VM.B.4c

Related Topics:
Common Core (Vector and Matrix Quantities)

Common Core for Mathematics

## Subtract Vectors Graphically

Subtracting Vectors Graphically.
This video shows you how to subtract vectors graphically.

How to subtract vectors graphically.
In this video you learn how to subtract vectors graphically.

Subtracting vectors graphically.

Subtracting two vectors graphically.
Example of subtracting two vectors using head to tail method.

## Subtract Vectors using Component Method.

Subtracting Vectors Numerically (using Component Method).
This video shows how to subtract vectors numerically using the component method.

## Subtract vectors using Law of Cosines and Law of Sines.

Subtracting Vectors.
Subtract vectors using the End-to-End method, Law of Cosines and Law of Sines.

Subtract vectors using the End-to-End method, Law of Cosines and Law of Sines.
An airplane navigation problem is solved using vector subtraction.

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