This question was reported to have been attempted by majority of the candidates and their performance was described as fair. Majority of the candidates were reported to have shown that if was the required angle, then cos = where **a**and **b** are vectors. If **a** = (2**i** - **j**) and **b** = (**i** - **j**), then cos x = .

|2**i** - **j**| = = . |*i*- **j**| = = and (2**i** – **j**)**·**(**i** - **j**) = 2 + 1 = 3. Therefore, cos = = 0.94868. This implied that = cos-1(0.94868) =18.43o.