1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data There is a resultant force going towards the positive x axis at 500 lbf. Force 1 is going 45 degrees above the positive x axis. Force 2 is going 30 degrees below the positive x axis. What are magnitudes of Force 1 and Force 2? 3. The attempt at a solution I wrote up equations for total Force X and total Force Y. Force X: F1*sin45 + F2*cos30 = 500 Force Y: F1*sin45 - F2*sin30 = 0 So from Force X, I know that F1 = (500 - F2*cos30)/sin45. I applied that to Force Y so [(500 - F2 *cos30)/sin45] * sin45 = F2 sin30 I got totally confused at this point and I have no idea what to do. Am I even setting this up right?