# Resultant forces

1. Homework Statement

Use a suitable graphical method to determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant force acting the anchor point of two cables under tension as shown:

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will have to save the image to your computer, it is to small to view on myspace.

im not asking anyone to solve my problem, just someone to help/explain how to work out the values for it.

Thanks
LiamFermoyle

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G*d d*mn it! it shouldnt be marked private. and iv just added the pic :S. ill try again

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yeh. thats the diagram i was given to work with :S

Break both vectors into x and y vectors. Keep track of directions, add the x vectors together, and the y vectors together, and you have two sides of a right triangle. Connect the two vectors together with a line from tail to head and that is your resultant vector.

thanks dude. :P.

LF