1.Two concurrent forces act on a box. The first force acts east at 13 newtons and the second force acts west at 17 newtons. What is the net force acting on the box?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

>Draw each vector using the tip to tail method.

>Draw your resultant and label it "R"

>With your ruler determine the magnitude of the resultant. Using a protractor determine the direction of the resulting force. The resultant is the Net Force acting on an object.

2. Equation Used: c^2=a^2=b^2

3.I am completely confused as to what my teacher expects here. He gave no hints on how to do this problem nor did he teach finding a resultant on a straight line. From my understanding, one vector going east and one vector going west makes a straight line. I have no clue how to draw the diagram, so I mathematically, using the Pythagorean Theorem, determined that the resultant would be 21.4 newtons, However, I have no clue on how to draw these two vectors from tip to tail, where and how to draw the resultant, and how to get the direction of the resultant be it East or West.

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# Homework Help: Net force from a straight-line resultant?

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