# Is it possible to add two vectors of unequal magnitude and get a resultant of zero?Please explain also.

sai nath reddy pemmaka
34 Points
11 years ago

Not possible

BHUSHAN BOUDHANKAR
5 Points
11 years ago

no it is not possible as .. if the magnitude is diffrent then they cannot cancel....

soo... if the resultant has to b zero then the vectors should have same ma n diff direction

vihang agarwal
17 Points
11 years ago

it is not possible .for two vectors to give zero resultant their components along the x and y axis must cancel each other which is not possible for this  case.

amit chaudhary
37 Points
11 years ago
no not possible because
Chitransh Gaurav
18 Points
11 years ago

PT:
|x| is not = |y|
x+y=0

therefore, x=-y
therefore, we get |-y| and |y|, but they are equal, therefore |x|=|y|,
For a simple example, Take a block of unit mass kept on a table. You and your friend are applying equal and opposite forces on it, it wont move. But call your dad and ask him to replace your friend, the block will move towards you.

Daksh
19 Points
7 years ago
No it`s not possible. Unless magnitude is not equal and they are in apposite direction there sum can`t be add up to zero.