Forces and angles question

I'm having trouble with this question because of the angles. Could someone point me in the right direction.

Two forces F1 and F2 act on a body of mass 28kg. F1 has a magnitude of 8N and is directed due east. The second force F2 has a magnitude of 10N and acts in a direction 50 degrees west of north. Find the magnitude and direction of the acceleration of the 28kg mass.

Maybe you'll find it easier to think of F2 as being "40 degrees north of west" instead of "50 degrees west of north". Then, resolve F2 into a West component and a North component using sin 50 and cos 50. The question is, which is which?

Draw a diagram & you should be able to figure that out.

dextercioby
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You needn't change the angles...Simply choosing mutually perpendicular axis and ading the vectors in terms of components will do the job...

Daniel.

vectors and angles...

I think I understand how to figure out each component individually but am unsure how to put them together toget the magnitude and direction.

dextercioby