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Two ropes are attached to a heavy box to pull it along the floor. One rope applies a force of 470N in a direction due west; the other applies a force of 524 N in a direction due south. (A) How much force should be applied by a single rope and (B) in what direction (relative to due west) if it is to accomplish the same effect as the two forces being added together?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I drew the vectors and labeled them. Then I found the magnitude of the resultant by doing:

(a)SqRt (470)^2 + (524)^2

Answer: 495476

Then divided the answer by 2.

(b) tan(theta)=opp/adj

= 470/524

= 0.8969

tan^-1(0.8969)=41.9 degres

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