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richard9678

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## Homework Statement

I don't understand my textbook.

## Homework Equations

F

_{h}= F

_{a}Cos θ

Where F

_{a}is some pulling force applied, in-between horizontal and vertical.

Where F

_{h}is force in the horizontal.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Intuitively, if the angle of the force applied is at 45°, then the force in the horizontal and vertical is the same, and half of F

_{a}.

Cos θ for 45° is 0.707. I was expecting 0.5.

What am I getting wrong? Thanks.