Component Law of Vector Addition

Move the points at the tips of the two vectors to adjust their magnitudes and directions. Check "Show Triangle Law" to show your vectors positioned according to the Triangle law Check "Show Resultant" to see the resulting vector from adding u and v Check "Show Components" to see how the components law of addition breaks down the vectors.
Describe the positioning of the components according to the component law. (Think about the relationship between their tails and tips and which axis they lie on). What makes a horizontal component longer or shorter? What makes a vertical component longer or shorter? How would you describe what the the resultant vector shows about vector addition according to this law?