The article provides a summary of the elementary ideas about vectors usually met in school mathematics, describes what vectors are and how to add, subtract and multiply them by scalars and indicates why they are useful.
Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:
Thank you to Michael for sending a very clear and comprehensive solution. You can read it here. Well done!
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