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## Homework Statement

Four firefighters hold a square net, one at each corner. Each person exerts a force of 190 N whose line-of-action passes through a point just below the center of the net and makes an angle with the vertical of 50°. What is the net force the firefighters exert on the net?

## Homework Equations

F=ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've tried splitting the problem into four vectors and solving from there, but I cannot seem to get the correct answer. Also, don't the forces cancel out?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm lost. Any indication on how to start this one would really be appreciated.

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