Use trig to get the x component of each force. Then add them up. That get's you the x component of the resultant. Do the same for the y component. At the end, you have the x and y components of the resultant
Two forces, and , act at a point, as shown in the picture. has a magnitude of 8.00 and is directed at an angle of = 60.0 degree's above the negative x axis in the second quadrant. has a magnitude of 6.60 and is directed at an angle of = 52.9 degrees below the negative x axis in the third quadrant.
1. What is the x component of the resultant force?
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2. What is the y component of the resultant force?
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3. What is the magnitude of the resultant force?
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4. What is the angle that the resultant force forms with the negative x axis? In this problem, assume that positive angles are measured clockwise from the negative axis.
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