Determine the slope triangle dimension s so that the horizontal components of the two forces shown are equal to magnitude and opposite in sense. Then find the resultant of the force system.

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before we help you, I think it would be nice for you to show us how would you approach this problem

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well i got pretty much all the answer but im not sure about em. like for s, its equal 2.20

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show us

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for the resultant of 2 forces is equal 15.01 N

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show us how you got that

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gimme a sec

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resultant forces is easy using component method, which I think you already have an idea

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the problem is the Fx is equal 0. and the Fy as u see have 2 forces on the same line

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which idk to combine em or what

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you were given a clue that both horizontal components are equal but at the same time opposite
that is equal in magnitude but are opposite in directions

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horizontal component is our x component, right?

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yes

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so we got F2x and F1x which the total is equal zero

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I think it is more reasonable to show that they are opposite in direction if we preserved the angle as 140 degrees instead of 40 degrees for our second resultant force

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oh that is fine with resultant

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so we just need to show it and calculate it too? cuz i tried to do like that before to solve that problem, but then i changed my mind

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lol we can calculate it using component method

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well yeah

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the problem is how can we make sure the resultant is on the y line or not. cuz if its not, then we cant solve it easily

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lthank you so much, i will try to finish the rest :)

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if you preserve the angle counter-clock wise or use the quadrant as your reference, you still end up with the same answer in the end
it is up to you however comfortable you are

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thank you so much :)

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let me know your final answer
if you want to share

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