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## Homework Statement

A 0.407 kg book rests at an angle against one side of a bookshelf. The magnitude and direction of the total force exerted on the book by the left side of the bookshelf are given by:

Force Left = 2.17 Newtons and θ=59 degrees

What must the magnitude and direction of the total force exerted on the book by the bottom of the bookshelf be in order for the book to remain in this position?

Force book = ___?___Newtons

θ = ___?___degrees

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Sum of forces in x:

2.17sin(59) - Fcos(θ) = 0 => Fcos(θ) = 1.86

Sum of forces in y

2.17cos(59) + Fsin(θ) = 0 => Fsin(θ) = -1.1176

tan(θ) = (-1.1176)/(1.86) => θ = 211 degrees

F = 2.17 N

this is wrong though