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Sam asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 9 years ago

Question about force?

A force has a strength of 10 N and makes an angle of 5 degrees with respect to the positive x axis, in the x-y plane. What is the y component of this force (in N)?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    You have to draw a triangle to make things more simple.

    It's pretty much a trig question

    all you have to do is

    Fy = sin theta = opposite / hypotenuse

    fy = 10 sin 5 degrees

    Fy = 0.9 N

    Source(s): physics classes
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