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Homework Help: Please help with this exerted force question?

  1. Sep 29, 2011 #1
    please help with this exerted force question!?

    Two lifeguards pull on ropes attached to a raft. If they pull in the same direction, the raft experiences a net external force of 304 N to the right. If they pull in opposite directions, the raft experiences a net external force of 115 N to the left.


    Find the force exerted by each lifeguard on the raft. (Disregard any other forces acting on the raft.)
    ____N( larger force)
    ____N( smaller force)




    i know this has something to do with F1 and F2, but i dont know what to do with them
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2011 #2

    Redbelly98

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    Re: please help with this exerted force question!?

    Please see the Private Message (PM) I have sent you.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 #3

    Redbelly98

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    Re: please help with this exerted force question!?

    Try drawing a force diagram for the raft.
     
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