Three astronauts equipped with jetpacks are pushing a satellite, having a mass of 127 kg, through space. The forces being exerted on the satellite are F1=31.7 N at an angle of 30.8 degrees above the horizontal, F2=40.2 N at 58.6 degrees below the horizontal, and F3=53.9 N along the horizontal.
What is the magnitude of the satellite's acceleration?
okay so i thought of finding the total force and then using f=ma.
The Attempt at a Solution
31.7N : 31.7sin30.8, 31.7cos30.8
40.2N: -40.2sin58.6, -40.2cos58.6
53.9N: 53.9sin0, 53.9cos0
i added the sin together and cos together and used Pythagorean Theorem to find the total force and plug that into the equation and i got the answer wrong so i don't know where it's wrong. Plz help..