Calculating the relative velocity is an example of ______

(a) Vector addition

(b) Vector subtraction

(c) Vector multiplication

(d) Vector division

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The correct answer is (b) Vector subtraction

To explain I would say: The formula for relative velocity is, Vector VR = Vector VA – Vector VB. Finding relative velocity is an example of vector subtraction. In fact, finding the relative value for any vector quantity, we need to do vector subtraction.