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Homework Help: Help on: Net Force acting on Point

  1. Sep 30, 2009 #1
    Hello guys,

    I just need help understanding this question for my introductory physics class...my friend gave me the answer but im not really sure i trust him or beleive in his logic he used to figure it out...please help i attached the drawing so yall can see it!!

    all it states is: what is the net force acting on the point....with the following answers

    a. north with a force greater than 40N
    b. south with a force greater than 40 N
    c.north with a force less than 40 N
    d. south with a force less than 40N

    thank you so much~
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  3. Sep 30, 2009 #2
    your attachment is not working
  4. Sep 30, 2009 #3
    I think it's still pending approval...so if u can come back later and look at it..I would really appreciate it :)
  5. Oct 1, 2009 #4


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    What do you think so far. This is basically all to do with resolving components of forces. Have you come across that before?
  6. Oct 4, 2009 #5
    Well at first i was planning to add the the vectors to get the resultant force but i noticed it was at a 90 degree angle and didnt know if i was allowed to....but i know for sure the force will be north but as far as less or more im still a little stumped.....
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