1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 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. 2. Relevant equations Pythagorean 3. 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?