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Three cables pull on the pipe such that they create a resultant force having magnitude FR. If two

of the cables are subjected to known forces, as shown in the figure, determine the direction θ of

the third cable so that the magnitude of force F in this cable is a minimum. All forces lie in the

x–y plane.What is the magnitude of F? Hint: First find the resultant of the two known forces.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I have the solution

but i don't understand "minimum" in this question?

"the third cable so that the magnitude of force F in this cable is a minimum. "

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# Homework Help: Vector addition of forces

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