# Vector problem, magnitude of the force

• sHatDowN
In summary, the conversation discusses determining the magnitude and components of a force P directed along line CB. The horizontal component is given as 1237 N and can be found using the SOH-CAH-TOA formula. The conversation includes a drawing of a right triangle with P as the hypotenuse and the horizontal and vertical components labeled as Px and Py. The correct solution is found and the conversation ends with a thank you for the help.
sHatDowN
Homework Statement
vector problem
Relevant Equations
Vector
Member CB of the vise shown exerts on block B a force P directed along line CB. Knowing that P must have a (1237) N horizontal component, determine (a) the magnitude of the force P, (b) its vertical component

i don't get it what the "N horizontal component"

N is Newtons.

Frabjous said:
N is Newtons.
horizontal component
i mean this one

Draw force P in the drawing then find its horizontal component.

Frabjous
kuruman said:
Draw force P in the drawing then find its horizontal component.
exactly that's my problem what the P force

sHatDowN said:
horizontal component
i mean this one
The horizntal component is given as 1237 N. "N" is the unit for force in SI, newton.

sHatDowN said:
exactly that's my problem what the P force
sHatDowN said:
a force P directed along line CB.
Can you draw this?

kuruman said:
Can you draw this?

is it correct?

Do you know how to find the horizontal component of P?

Frabjous said:
Do you know how to find the horizontal component of P?
No

sHatDowN said:
No
Can you draw a right triangle with P as the hypotenuse where the other two sides are vertical (label this one Py) and horizontal (label this one Px)?

Frabjous
jbriggs444 said:
Can you draw a right triangle with P as the hypotenuse where the other two sides are vertical (label this one Py) and horizontal (label this one Px)?

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Can you label the hypotenuse as P?

What are the three angles for this triangle? Can you fill in those measures on the drawing?

If you wanted to know the length of ##P_x## and you knew the length of the hypotenuse ##P##, can you think of a useful formula?

sHatDowN
jbriggs444 said:
If you wanted to know the length of ##P_x## and you knew the length of the hypotenuse ##P##, can you think of a useful formula?

jbriggs444
kuruman said:
Sorry sir but we don't have any length of p-x or p-y.

I find p-x=1013.29 and p-y=709.51
is it correct?

The given value of 1237 N is one of ##P_x##, ##P_y## or ##P##. Which one do you think it is?

kuruman said:
The given value of 1237 N is one of ##P_x##, ##P_y## or ##P##. Which one do you think it is?
Yes sorry sir i find out please check .

sHatDowN said:
Yes sorry sir i find out please check .
I don't understand what you mean by this. Please post a drawing of the triangle like you have in post #14 with the label 1237 N next to the side that you think corresponds to it.

jbriggs444
kuruman said:
I don't understand what you mean by this. Please post a drawing of the triangle like you have in post #14 with the label 1237 N next to the side that you think corresponds to it.

sHatDowN said:
Knowing that P must have a (1237) N horizontal component,
Is what you have labeled with 1237 N the horizontal component of P?

kuruman said:
Is what you have labeled with 1237 N the horizontal component of P?
Yes i think.

Below is a picture of the horizon. Which line do you think best describes the horizontal direction?

(A) From left to right.
(B) From top to bottom.
(C) From top left corner to bottom right corner.

kuruman said:
Below is a picture of the horizon. Which line do you think best describes the horizontal direction?

(A) From left to right.
(B) From top to bottom.
(C) From top left corner to bottom right corner.

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obviously A

sHatDowN said:
obviously A
Obviously. Now look at my question in post #22 and your answer in post #23.

kuruman said:
Obviously. Now look at my question in post #22 and your answer in post #23.
Yes Sir Sorry,I was on mistake.

sHatDowN said:
Yes Sir Sorry,I was on mistake.
OK, then fix your mistake and post the correct solution.

kuruman said:
OK, then fix your mistake and post the correct solution.

That looks correct.

sHatDowN
then we solved sample problem.
Thanks for your help.

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