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chrisplusian
 one year ago
Simple statics (or Physics) question..... I summing forces in the x, and y, directions and finding that forces directed in the positive y, and negative x directions (quadrant II), have positive y values, but all the solutions (chegg and the back of my textbook are showing the forces in the ydirection as negative when they are in quadrant two. Can you please look at the attached problem I did and tell me what concept I have wrong?
chrisplusian
 one year ago
Simple statics (or Physics) question..... I summing forces in the x, and y, directions and finding that forces directed in the positive y, and negative x directions (quadrant II), have positive y values, but all the solutions (chegg and the back of my textbook are showing the forces in the ydirection as negative when they are in quadrant two. Can you please look at the attached problem I did and tell me what concept I have wrong?

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ParthKohli
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think your answer is correct.

chrisplusian
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have done about fifteen of these and chegg and my textbook have the same answers and always differ from mine by that one element, I am about to attach a screen shot of cheggs explanation of this problem and their answer matches the answer in my text

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yea u are right looks like these ppl have messed up wid signs :)

chrisplusian
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It really makes me wonder because every one they are doing that has the force in the second quadrant they count the ycomponent as negative

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When having doubts of this kind, it is best to post an image of the original question, together with the given figure, if any.

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2they are correct do u see the direction in which F3 is going :)

chrisplusian
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good call, no I didnt see it till you pointed it out. @imqwerty

chrisplusian
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow that was easy lol thanks alot guys
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