Finding Newtons Physics word problem

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Two men decide to use their cars to pull a truck stuck in mud. They attach ropes and one pulls with a force of 719 N at an angle of 27◦ with respect to the direction in which the truck is headed, while the other car pulls with a force of 1017 N at an angle of 20◦ with respect to the same direction.

What is the net forward force exerted on the truck in the direction it is headed? Answer in units of N.

Jun 2nd, 2015

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719sin27+1017sin20

=617.25N..............................................................................


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Jun 2nd, 2015

how did you know to use sin instead of cos or tan

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