# Physics 11 vector question?

1. Feb 7, 2009

### roxxyroxx

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

50N , 75N [N], 40N [W], and 55N [E] all act on a point. what is the resultant force?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
I tried making w and s negative and n and e positive but that gave me 40N and the answer should be 29N, 59$$\circ$$ N of E . help plz??
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Feb 7, 2009

### Nabeshin

Hello,

I'm not sure how you got 40N [North?] but you have to perform vector addition. Basically, think of the vectors in terms of x and y components, with, like you said, S and W being negative, and you'll get an answer with both x and y components, so you have to figure out the angle it makes.

3. Feb 7, 2009

thank you ^^