Please help me with this

two muscles in the back of the leg pull upward on the achilles tendon. find the magnitude and the direction of the total force on the achilles tendon. component method

L=200 n at 20degrees
M=200 n at 20degrees

what kind of formula is best in computing for this problem?


I think I'm missing something here, but
what are L and M?
20 degrees to what?
If the 2 forces of 200N are acting on the same object at the same place and in the same direction, then it must surely be a simple problem to find the resultant?
draw the problem out. should be solved by using moments around a pivot.

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