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An object has two ropes attached. One is on the x axis (positive) with a 60 lb force. One is 120* (Quadrant II) from the first rope with a 30 lb force. I have to find the resultant force and angle using the component vector method of addition NOT the parallelogram method.

2. Relevant equations

Fa + Fb = R

3. The attempt at a solution

I set up a table of components, but I am not sure if they are correct. I am just really confused as to how to approach this problem. I know how to do it using the parallelogram method, but it seems like some important piece of information is missing for doing it using the component vector method.

A=30 lb

B= 60 lb

Angle A=120*

Angle B=0*

Ax = ??

Bx = 60 lb

Ay = ??

By = 0

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