Physics 11 vector question?

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Homework Statement



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

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I tried making w and s negative and n and e positive but that gave me 40N and the answer should be 29N, 59[tex]\circ[/tex] N of E . help plz??

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Nabeshin
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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.
 
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thank you ^^
 

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