Two dogs pull horizontally on ropes attached to a post; the angle between the ropes is 59.0 degrees. Dog A exerts a force of 254 N and dog B exerts a force of 328 N.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Find the magnitude of the resultant force.

Find the angle the resultant force makes with dog A's rope.

I'm having trouble picturing the diagram in order to solve this problem.

I tried adding the sum of the x components and the y components but I don't know whether to use sin or cos.

I set the equation up as:

Fx = 254N + 328cos59 = 422.9N

Fy = 328sin59 = 281.15

I have a feeling these aren't correct.

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# Homework Help: Forces on ropes

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