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# 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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- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
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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