Combining Vectors: Two Forces
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Problem:     Two forces are acting on a body. Determine the resultant vector that is acting on the body. Write the solution in component form, linear combinbation form, and as a magnitude and direction. Round your responses to the nearest tenth of a unit.

F1 = 43 Newtons at 354°
F2 = 42 Newtons at 253°

This is a generic diagram and does
not reflect the given forces.

Solution:   component form → < , >

    linear combination formi + j

    magnitude Newtons