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## Homework Statement

The 5.7 N weight is in equilibrium under the influence of the three forces acting on it. The F force acts from above on the left at an angle of α with the horizontal. The 5.2 N force acts from above on the right at an angle of 63◦ with the horizontal. The force 5.7 N acts straight down.

What is the magnitude of the force F? Answer in units of N.

## Homework Equations

Unaware of any, probably why this is difficult to figure out for me.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm generally unsure on how to approach the question, I don't even know where to begin. I want to guess that if you add up -5.7 N, 5.2 N, and the unknown force it should add up to 0?

Should 5.7 N be negative because it is a downwards force? If so, according to how I am guessing to solve it that would solve for .5 N as the missing force. Although that personally doesn't seem correct.