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    Basically...i've been stuck on this question for nearly half an hour...please help me.

    Find the resultant of three horizontal forces with magnitudes and directions of 16N in the direction N60*W, 8N in the direction N30* and 11N in the direction SE.

    BTW the * is means degrees.

    Thanks
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    someone....anyone....i have a test on Tuesday!
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    What does N60*W mean? Can you give it as a bearing or something instead? And you say Tuesday like it's tomorrow :shifty:.
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    (Original post by Priyanka1992)
    Basically...i've been stuck on this question for nearly half an hour...please help me.

    Find the resultant of three horizontal forces with magnitudes and directions of 16N in the direction N60*W, 8N in the direction N30* and 11N in the direction SE.

    BTW the * is means degrees.

    Thanks
    Do you have to express it in terms of i and j?
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    (Original post by Swayum)
    What does N60*W mean? Can you give it as a bearing or something instead? And you say Tuesday like it's tomorrow :shifty:.

    Yeah OP, do that. My textbook gives angles in that odd way loads, and I don't have a clue what it means.
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    Okay...N60*W is a bearing of 300*, so its direction is near the north west.
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    "Okay...N60*W is a bearing of 300*, so its direction is near the north west."

    .......is actually a bearing of 60 degrees clockwise http://www.novahistory.org/PR-N60W.jpg.


    See file for how to work it out. (i think)


    priyanka, "...perhaps you should pay attention in class....lol"
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    (Original post by Keith_Dave)
    "Okay...N60*W is a bearing of 300*, so its direction is near the north west."

    .......is actually a bearing of 60 degrees clockwise http://www.novahistory.org/PR-N60W.jpg.


    See file for how to work it out. (i think)


    priyanka, "...perhaps you should pay attention in class....lol"

    Isn't it anticlockwise?
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    (Original post by Priyanka1992)
    Isn't it anticlockwise?
    dunno. I don't do maths...:woo:
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    (Original post by Keith_Dave)
    dunno. I don't do maths...:woo:
    I am neg repping you for that.....:shifty:
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    (Original post by Priyanka1992)
    I am neg repping you for that.....:shifty:
    I'm negging you for this.

    Touche...
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    is N60W North-West 60 deg?? If so the bearing can be calculated easily as 300.
 
 
 
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