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 Homework Statement:

A ship is pulled at a constant speed by two small boats, A and B, as shown in Figure 4.27. The engine of the
ship does not produce any force. The tension in each cable between A and B and the ship is 4000 N.
a. Draw a freebody diagram showing the three horizontal forces acting on the ship.
b. Draw a vector diagram to scale showing these three forces and use your diagram to find the value
of the drag force on the ship
 Relevant Equations:

Fx = Fcos n
Fy = Fsin n
F_{Ax = F cos 40
FAy = F sin 40
2FAx = Drag
Drag = 6128N
The answer says 6200N}