(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A crate is pulled to the right with a force of 92.3 N, to the left with a force of 116.8 N, upward with a force of 508.8 N, and downward with a force of 248. 6 N

What is the net external force in the x direction? Answer in units of N

2. Relevant equations

When I solved for the Y-Direction I simply subtracted the upward force from the downward force and got the answer correct. I don't know what to do for the x-direction.

3. The attempt at a solution

X direction: I attempted these:

-92.3N-116.8N = -209.1

116.8N-92.3N = 24.5

116.8N^2+92.3N^2 and then square root that answer to get = 148. 867...

Please help me understand what it is that I'm doing wrong. Thank you. =]

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# Homework Help: Net External Force in a Direction

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