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Homework Help: Resultant forces

  1. Apr 1, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    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:


    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.

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 1, 2008 #2
    It's been deleted or marked as private.
  4. Apr 1, 2008 #3
    G*d d*mn it! it shouldnt be marked private. and iv just added the pic :S. ill try again
  5. Apr 1, 2008 #4
    <a href="http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn60/LiamFermoyle/?action=view&current=untitled.jpg" [Broken] target="_blank"><img src="http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn60/LiamFermoyle/untitled.jpg" [Broken] border="0" alt="resultant force thing"></a>
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
  6. Apr 1, 2008 #5
  7. Apr 1, 2008 #6
    yeh. thats the diagram i was given to work with :S
  8. Apr 1, 2008 #7
  9. Apr 1, 2008 #8
    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.
  10. Apr 1, 2008 #9
    thanks dude. :P.

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