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Homework Help: Resulting force and velocity help

  1. Jan 8, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A force of 50N at 90 degrees and a force of 50N at 0 degrees act on an object, what is the magnitude and direction of the resultant force?

    2. Relevant equations
    For the x and y component, I've used the cos and sin formula for previous problems but I'm not sure how to figure this out. An example would be great.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    See I'm not sure if I should start it like before with multiplying the degrees with cos/sin and whatnot.
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  3. Jan 8, 2015 #2


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    Make a drawing ! sin and cos still apply and are really easy with these angles.
  4. Jan 8, 2015 #3


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    Have you been shown the head to tail method of adding vectors?
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