(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A baby elephant is stuck in a mud hole. To help pull it out, game keepers use a rope to apply force F(a). By itself,however, force F(a) is insufficient. Therefore, two additional forces F(b) and F(c) are applied. Each of these additional forces has the same magnitude F. The magnitude of the resultant force acting on the elephant in part b of the drawing is twice that in part a. Find the ratio F/F(a)

2. Relevant equations

It should be noted that the two end ropes are 40 degrees apart, and F(a) bisects them, creating 20 between each rope.

3. The attempt at a solution

I really don't know, i tried 2:1, but that answer didn't work, any thoughts?

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# Homework Help: Simple force problem

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