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The question is:

A force of 2.0 N east and a force of 3.0 N 25degrees north of east act on an object. What is the net force of the object?

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Now when I follow the system the book uses, I get an answer of 1.46 N 60degrees E of N.

The answer is apparently 4.9 N 75degress E of N, or 15degrees N of E.

I don't understand where I am going wrong. Can somebody explain the generic steps I need to go through in order to solve a problem such as this?