If the 43 degrees is as you say (W of N), then you have mixed up the x & y components. (Careful with the angles.) Also, the x component would be negative.Originally posted by cowgiljl
1a) F1 = 210 Newtons, 43.0 degrees Wof N
I drew the picture
F1x = 210 cos 43 = 154 N
F1y = 210 sin 43 = 143 N
This time you didn't mix up the angles. Yes, the y-component is negative.2a) F2 = 76.0 Newtons, 23.7 degrees Sof E
same set up[ as above
F2x = 70 N
f2y = 31 N or should this be negitive