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anonymous
 one year ago
A man a is being blown by a hurricane force wind acting horizontal to the ground. He hangs onto a pole to keep from being blown away. He weighs 200 lbs. The wind acts on the man with a force of 150 lbs. What is the resultant of these two forces?
a) Magnitude ______________
b) Direction ____________
diagram in comments
anonymous
 one year ago
A man a is being blown by a hurricane force wind acting horizontal to the ground. He hangs onto a pole to keep from being blown away. He weighs 200 lbs. The wind acts on the man with a force of 150 lbs. What is the resultant of these two forces? a) Magnitude ______________ b) Direction ____________ diagram in comments

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1442317800325:dw

johnweldon1993
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Well we just need to add the 2 vectors, they add up nicely here dw:1442333921228:dw Looks like a right triangle doesn't it? *Pythagorea's*

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you just add 200 and 150? or do you do a^2 + b^2 =c^2?

johnweldon1993
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The latter :) \[\large Resultant = \sqrt{(150)^2 + (200)^2}\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then the resultant is the direction or magnitude?

johnweldon1993
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2That is the magnitude of the resultant...the direction comes next

johnweldon1993
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Now the direction, I'm not sure how precise they want you to be...idk if they want "north, south, east, west etc..." or the angle...but I'm going to assume just the previous Well as we can see from my drawing...the resultant looks to be facing SW right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my guess would be the angle
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