I need physics help: What is the direction (from East) of the resultant of two force vector A and B, if A is 60 N south and B is 50 N east?

a. 25 degrees south of east

b. 40 degrees south of east

c. 50 degrees south of east

d. 10 degrees north of east

(please help!!)

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  • 6 months ago
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    graphically, C is the closest, since it is larger that 45º, S of E

    using trig, tan θ = –60/50

    θ = –50.2º

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  • oubaas
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    6 months ago

    heading angle Θ = arctan (-Y/X) = arctan -60/50 = -50.194° (SoE)

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