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## Homework Statement

A kite string exerts a 12-lb pull (|F|) on a kite and makes a 45 degree angle with the horizontal. Find the horizontal and vertical components of F.

## Homework Equations

Pythagorean

## The Attempt at a Solution

12*sqrt(2) for both horizontal and negative

My question is whether to assign a positive or negative to either value? It seems that either could work with the limited assumptions in the question? Or would it be more appropriate for the y force to be negative?