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Homework Help: Find components of net force.

  1. Oct 7, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    2 kg mass swings on the end of a rope as shown in the figure below. At the highest point in the trajectory the string makes a 56 degree angle with respect to the horizontal and the tension on the string is 16.25 N.

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    2. Relevant equations
    So I know I need to the direction of Ft and Fg.
    3. The attempt at a solution
    So I'm not quite sure what to do now. The way I tried doing it was adding the two vectors times their magnitudes and finding the magnitude of that vector but I get the wrong answer. I feel that the problem is in directions of my forces but I don't understand why.

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  3. Oct 8, 2012 #2


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