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**Hi everyone,**

I need steps and some guidance on how to solve questions like this. I know how to do right triangle questions using the Pythagorean method, but when it comes to these non right angle triangles I get so confused. Help!

1. Homework Statement

I need steps and some guidance on how to solve questions like this. I know how to do right triangle questions using the Pythagorean method, but when it comes to these non right angle triangles I get so confused. Help!

1. Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

a) The magnitude of the component "R" along the x-axis?

b) The magnitude of the component "R" along the y-axis?

c) The magnitude of the resultant "R" ?

d) The direction of the resultant "R" represented by the angle it makes with the x-axis?

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't know if I'm on the right track..

a) 8cos23= 7.36 m

b) 6sin23= 2.34 m

c) R^2 = a^2 + b^2 - 2abcos23 = 12.24 m

d) I have no clue where to begin ..

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