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In the figure, forceF_{B}has four times the magnitude of forceF_{A}. Find the direction in which the particle moves, if it starts from rest.

See figure 1

3. The attempt at a solution

I was a bit confused about what exactly my answer is going to look like. I can find the x and y components ofF_{B}+F_{A}, but that would be the net force on the object, not its direction. Can I say the direction of the net force is the direction of the particle? How exactly does one say that? The direction is P_{x}= ... and P_{y}= ... does not seem sufficient.

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# Homework Help: Forces on a Particle

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