(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

As a sailboat sails 55 m due north, a breeze exerts a constant force F_{1}on the boat's sails. This force is directed at an angle west of due north. A force F_{2}of the same magnitude directed due north would do the same amount of work on the sailboat over a distance of just 42 m. What is the angle between the direction of F_{1}and due north?

2. Relevant equations

Don't know if this pertains to adding the forces together.

3. The attempt at a solution

I assume that trigonometry is involved here to solve this problem. Other than that, that's how far I have gotten into the problem.

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# Homework Help: Finding the angle of the traveling direction of a sailboat

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