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Two forces act on a object with different magnitudes and direction

  1. Nov 6, 2008 #1
    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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  3. Nov 6, 2008 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Welcome to PF!

    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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