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I have a statics question im having a bit of trouble on. I dont know how I will put the diagram in here that it comes with but the question is

"Determing the resultant of the coplanar concurrent force system shown. Compute the magnitude, sense, and angle of inclination with thr X-axis. Use the method of components."

Final Answers in back are R= 388lb

O= 38 degrees

The diagram is a X, Y diagram with the magnitudes of directions in lbs and the angles of them.

What I have been doing is Fx, Fy then doing R (squared) to give me R

and O = tan-1 to give me the angle of inclination.

Is this the "method of components" that im doing? Im kind of lost.

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