# Magnitude and Direction of a Vector ## Magnitude of a Vector

The magnitude of a vector is the length of its directed line segment from the initial point to the terminal point. So, the magnitude of a vector is a positive number which is the measure of the line segment representing that vector. The magnitude of a vector is also known as the modulus or absolute value of the vector.

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Direction of a vector is the direction of the line segment representing the vector. The direction of a vector is measured as the angle made by the vector with positive (i.e anticlockwise) direction of X-axis. Therefore, for the direction of a vector, we find the tangent of the angle (θ) made by the given vector with the X-axis in a positive (anticlockwise) direction.   ### Worked Out Examples #### Do you have any questions regarding the magnitude and direction of a vector?

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