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ANyone know how to draw a parallelogram/triangle to resolve force? 
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Apr2912, 10:45 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
http://www.xtremepapers.com/papers/C...2_s04_qp_2.pdf question 1b 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I drew a triangle using a scale of 1cm=1N. I drew (at least I think I did) a decent sketch with the help of the protractor and ruler. For the resultant length i Just connected the two ends of the 8N and 6N lengths(which gave me a triangle). I measured the resultant which gave me 5.1cm, which with my scale is 5.1N. But my answers way off. Am i doing it right? 


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Apr3012, 08:39 AM

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ANyone know how to draw a parallelogram/triangle to resolve force?
You connected the wrong points. Make a parallelogram of the vectors, and show your drawing.
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Splendid! It was the difference of the vectors what you got before.
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