# Homework Help: Force vectors

1. Sep 26, 2010

### huronjubal

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm really confused about this question and not sure what to do. I've only been able to find the angles and don't really know what to do next. I also think that it i might need to know how to do cross products to find the expression but I'm not sure, since i haven't really learned about it yet. so i would not know when and how to apply it to this problem. If anyone can give me on how i should proceed in doing the problem in a. thanks.

Edit:
So i've tried to draw a perpendicular line from end of F to AB and would get something like this
Fab = Fcos55
i've actually thought of this before but i'm not so sure if this would be allowed, like if it's breaking any rules or somthing

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2. Sep 27, 2010

### pongo38

Start by drawing a triangle in which the sides are parallel to AB, perpendicular to AB and F itself. What do the sides of the triangle represent? And what can you conclude from that?

Last edited: Sep 27, 2010