# How do you find the mass given force and an angle?

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 P: 39 A horizontal force, F, holds the ball steady. Given F = 9.00 N, and theta = 12.00 degrees, calculate the mass of the ball. I honestly have no idea where to begin. Please help.
 P: 778 I'm assuming the ball is on a slope. If so, you can find the component of the weight parallel to the slope, as it will equal the parallel component of the horizontal force.
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 Quote by sandy.bridge I'm assuming the ball is on a slope. If so, you can find the component of the weight parallel to the slope, as it will equal the parallel component of the horizontal force.
how do you do this?

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How do you find the mass given force and an angle?

 Quote by angiep410 A horizontal force, F, holds the ball steady. Given F = 9.00 N, and theta = 12.00 degrees, calculate the mass of the ball. I honestly have no idea where to begin. Please help.
 Quote by angiep410 how do you do this?
Draw a free body diagram to start, and then use the hints in Post #2... Please show some effort on you schoolwork problems....

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