Physic word problems finding N

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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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the net forward force exerted on the truck in the direction it is headed=719N*cos(27)+1017*cos(20)=1596.3N

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