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Resulting force and velocity help

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Homework Statement


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?

Homework 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.

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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BvU
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Make a drawing ! sin and cos still apply and are really easy with these angles.
 
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CWatters
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Have you been shown the head to tail method of adding vectors?
 

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