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    How to work out the angle using 2 forces

    Hello

    This is a question I have been posed:
    Calculate the resultant of the two forces and the angle at which it acts to the horizontal? the horizontal force is 250N the Vertical force is 480. The diagram shows the 250 force going across and then the 480 going up from that

    I have the resultant force as 541N but what is the angle that it acts to the horizontal and how do I work it out??

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    Re: How to work out the angle using 2 forces

    $\theta = \arctan\left(\dfrac{480}{250}\right)$
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    Re: How to work out the angle using 2 forces

    Thank you for your help with both answers just realised what I had asked regarding the length between d and f in my other question. Whoops!
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