# Question based on using vectors

## Homework Statement

Bjarne, Leif and Sammy are towing their vessel. The forces that they exert are directed along the tow lines, as indicated in Figure 15, which also provides the magnitudes of their forces. ( Note that in Figure 15, the force vectors are not drawn to scale.) What is the resultant force?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Decompose the vectors into their components (y and x) and add them accordingly. Do you know how to do that?

Could you show me the decomposition method for vectors? Adding after decomposition i should have solid idea on how to. Thank You!

You need to find the magnitude of the forces in the x and y direction. You do this by taking the magnitude given and using sine and cosine of the angle that they're at to find them.

Ray Vickson
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Could you show me the decomposition method for vectors? Adding after decomposition i should have solid idea on how to. Thank You!

We are not allowed to help you if you have done no work on the problem yourself. Those are the PF rules.

SteamKing
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