PhyFl18SS1.6.4 A vector at an angle is the hypotenuse of a right triangle. So if you are going at 4 yds/sec at 45° N of E, you represent that with an arrow that has a length of 4 yds/sec (at whatever scale you assigned that velocity vector), but you are also going 2.8yds/sec east and 2.8 yards per second north. You are actually going all three velocities at once. Weird, huh? Either we do it this way with 2D motion or you learn how to plot everything in 3D (∆x,∆y, and ∆t).