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Moments. Finding angle and force

  1. Jan 29, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Two Forces are acting concurrently and their resultant is 500 N as shown in figure on the right. Determine P and the angle P makes with the x-axis?

    upload_2015-1-29_20-6-3.png
    2. The attempt at a solution

    upload_2015-1-29_21-34-40.png

    Is my answer correct?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 29, 2015 #2
    I'm afraid it isn't. For one, you're x-component is larger in magnitude that the original force. And you haven't made use of the resultant of 500 N.
    Use an equation such that the resultant of 'P' and the 200N vector is the 500N vector.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2015 #3
    I think this is what you mean.

    upload_2015-1-31_21-38-41.png
     
  5. Feb 2, 2015 #4
    I got the answer. :D
     
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