Direction of Equilibrant

  1. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 46 N force acts S32oW while a 56 N force acts S40oE. Calculate the magnitude and direction of the equilibrant.

    2. Relevant equations

    Not really sure...

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Well, I got the answer for the magnitude. I used C2=a2 + b2 - 2abcosC and I got 60 N.

    But I do not understand how to get the direction. An explanation would greatly help!
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  3. Kurdt

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