1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data There is a block suspended by a string with length 6m forming the radius of a circle. The block is 220kg and you are able to exert a 420N force in the x direction. How far from the vertical will the block travel. m=220kg r=6m F(x)=420 Find x(distance) 2. Relevant equations F=ma ? 3. The attempt at a solution What I attempted to do with this situation was to first find the vertical component of force, or 220*g which gives 2156N. Setting the forces up to form a triangle, I found the hypotenuse to be 2196.5 by sqrt((420^2)+(2156^2)). From here I found the angle from the vertical, or the top angle by tan-1(420/2156)=11.02 deg. Next I applied this angle to the triangle dealing with the distance, taking sin(11.02)*6m=1.14m. So I have an answer, but I am unsure of the process I used to get it and if it is correct. Mostly I am unsure if the angle obtained from the forces "triangle" is applicable to the distance triangle. If I am correct, I'm not entirely sure why. Can someone help me with the theory involved here?