Hey guys, I am having a little trouble determining the final answer to this question.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Basically an object is being pulled by two forces and I am suppose to find the Net Force

F1 = 12 N at an angle of 32 degrees (upwards)

F2 = 15 N at an angle of 24 degrees (downwards)

So what I did was split the two vectors and try to find Fnetx and Fnet y

For Fnetx = F1net + F2net

F1 = 12Cos(32)

F2 = 15 cos(24)

I added F1x and F2y and got

Fnetx = 23.87 N

For Fnety

F1y = 12sin32 = 6.36 N

F2y = 15sin24 = 6.10 N

I subtracted F1y-F2y because F2y is going in the negative direction so

Fnety = 0.26 N

I am not sure if I should add these together or use PT to get Fnet....then use Trig ratios to get the angle.... ?

Any ideas? I appreciate the help!

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# Homework Help: 2 Vectors with Angles acting on an object

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