Solve for two Variables using substitution-Help

I have been working on homework and cant seem to grasp the right order or equation movements in.

AN example of a question would be

SOlve for both FB and FA using substitution

Given:

-FA cos(35) + FB cos(75)=0

-FA sin(35) +FB sin(75)= 235.4

Any help would be appreciated

THis is my work

-FA cos(35) +FBcos(75)=0

FB=FAcos(35)/cos(75)

substitute

-FAsin(35)+(FAcos(35)/cos(75))sin(75)=235.4

and then whatever i try seems to make no sense after that. I may be missing a rule or something but if any have explanations that would be awesome.

Re: Solve for two Variables using substitution-Help

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**gramgilb** -FA cos(35) + FB cos(75) = 0

-FA sin(35) + FB sin(75) = 235.4

U = FA, V = FB

a = cos(35), b = cos(75)

c = sin(35), d = sin(75)

-Ua + Vb = 0 [1]

-Uc + Vd = 235.4 [2]

[1]: V = Ua / b ; substitute:

[2]: -Uc + Uad / b = 235.4

Multiply by b:

Uad - Ubc = 235.4b

U(ad - bc) = 235.4b

U = 235.4b / (ad - bc)

Can you wrapper up now?

Re: Solve for two Variables using substitution-Help

Re: Solve for two Variables using substitution-Help

kk i understand now i was only multiplying b to the other side thanks for the help

Re: Solve for two Variables using substitution-Help

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**gramgilb** kk i understand now i was only multiplying b to the other side thanks for the help

Well, betya you'll never do that again!

So you should get:

U = FA = 94.78403....

V = FB = 299.98772...