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Finding resultant at each pair of forces

  1. May 13, 2015 #1
    Find the resultant of each pair of forces acting on an object

    Q: forces of 6 N southwest and 8 N northwest

    I got 10 for the resultant, but how do I find the angle?

    The answer is apparently is 10 N, N82degW

    Having a hard time visualizing this...
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  3. May 13, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    (next time you start a schoolwork thread, please do not delete the Homework Help Template -- please fill it out instead) :smile:

    Can you post a sketch of the two vectors, and show how you got the magnitude of the sum? Show the angles as well.

    Are you familiar with converting between rectangular and polar forms of vectors?
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