- #1

- 225

- 8

Thread title changed to reflect problem description

## Homework Statement

Replace the force system by an equivalent resultant force and couple moment at point

*P*. Suppose that

*F*1 = 455 N and

*F*2 = 700 N . (Figure 1)

## Homework Equations

## 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.