Perpendicular Forces

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I have a question. If you're given a force of 20 N and its 60 degrees to the horizontal, how could you find two perpendicular forces?
 

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Perpendicular to what? Perpendicular simply means at right angles, so you need to specify the directions.
 
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Thread moved to General Math section. The question may be part of a calculus assignment, but the question itself has nothing to do with calculus.
 
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You can resolve a vector into two perpendicular components but they can point in any direction. Do you want one horizontal and one vertical?
 

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