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## Homework Statement

In the figure, force

**F**

_{B}has four times the magnitude of force

**F**

_{A}. Find the direction in which the particle moves, if it starts from rest.

See figure 1

## The Attempt at a Solution

I was a bit confused about what exactly my answer is going to look like. I can find the x and y components of

**F**

_{B}+

**F**

_{A}, but that would be the net force on the object, not its direction. Can I say the direction of the net force is the direction of the particle? How exactly does one say that? The direction is P

_{x}= ... and P

_{y}= ... does not seem sufficient.