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## Homework Statement

The magnitude of a force vector is 80.6 newtons (N). The

*x*component of this vector is directed along the +

*x*axis and has a magnitude of 78.0 N. The

*y*component points along the +

*y*axis.

**(a)**Find the angle between and the +

*x*axis.

**(b)**Find the component of along the +

*y*axis.[/B]

## Homework Equations

[/B]## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried using the x and y components as distances on an x y graph and then finding the resultant force vector thinking it could be the hypotenuse, and then finding the angle between the bottom of the hypotenuse which was 78 units along the x axis and then at that corner finding the angle which i used CAH of sohcahtoa to find cos(theta) as a/h or 78.043/2.6 giving me 30.016. [/B]

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