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Replace the force system by an equivalent resultant force and couple moment at point P. Suppose thatF1 = 455 N and F2 = 700 N . (Figure 1)
The Attempt at a Solution
I found the solution to the problem. My question is how do I know which direction the components for the force vectors are pointing? I keep messing up the signs for F(x) & F(y). I must have missed something somewhere along the way. Please advise.