1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If the resultant force acting on the bracket is required to be a minimum, determine the magnitude of F1. Set Φ=31° 2. Relevant equations Fx=F(cos(θ)) Fy=F(sin(θ)) 3. The attempt at a solution First I tried to find ∑Fx and ∑Fy ΣFx=0=200+cos(67.38)260+cos(59)F1x ΣFy=0=sin(67.38)260+sin(59)F1y Solving for F1, I got x=-384.06 y=279.99 And then to find the magnitude, I found the root of the sum of their squares √(-384.06² + 279.99²)=479.335N which was wrong. A few things: I know the x-component can't be negative, it makes no sense, but I don't know what to change to make it positive. I also don't know what is implied by "required to be a minimum."