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Two forces act on a object with different magnitudes and direction

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Two forces act on a 48 kg object. One force has magnitude 65N directed 59° clockwise from the positive x-axis and the other has a magnitude 35N at 32° clockwise from the positive y-axis. What is the magnitude of this object's acceleration?



2. Relevant equations
F = ma
and theres prob more equations...

3. The attempt at a solution
I really do not know how to solve this one. I know you need to use the angles and cos and sin somewhere but im really confused. Help?!
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
 

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Two forces act on a 48 kg object. One force has magnitude 65N directed 59° clockwise from the positive x-axis and the other has a magnitude 35N at 32° clockwise from the positive y-axis. What is the magnitude of this object's acceleration?
Hi qtgrl120! Welcome to PF! :smile:

Forces are vectors, so use vector addition (or just add the components) to find the total force. :wink:
 

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