How do you find the mass given force and an angle?

  1. A horizontal force, F, holds the ball steady. Given F = 9.00 N, and theta = 12.00 degrees, calculate the mass of the ball.

    I honestly have no idea where to begin. Please help.
  2. jcsd
  3. I'm assuming the ball is on a slope. If so, you can find the component of the weight parallel to the slope, as it will equal the parallel component of the horizontal force.
  4. how do you do this?
  5. berkeman

    Staff: Mentor

    Draw a free body diagram to start, and then use the hints in Post #2... Please show some effort on you schoolwork problems....
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