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Force and Motion, I'm a bit confused on how to approach this.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two forces, F1 and F2, act at a point. F1 has a magnitude of 8.60 N and is directed at an angle of 63.0 (DEGREES) above the negative x axis in the second quadrant. F2 has a magnitude of 6.00 N and is directed at an angle of 53.2 (DEGREES) below the negative x axis in the third quadrant.

    What is the x component of the resultant force?

    What is the y component of the resultant force?

    What is the magnitude of the resultant force?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    What equation should i use?

    I was thinking of using the equations that i used to break velocity up into x and y components:

    VCOS(ANGLE)

    so anyways...

    the y component i was thinking:

    (8.6^2) + (30) = c^2
    Where the root of c^2 would give me the y-component?

    I am a little lost any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 10, 2009 #2
    I figured it out. :)
     
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