Problem: Determine the x and y components of each of the forces shown.

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2D vector Direction/Components:

tanθ=yx

Fx=|F| cos θFy=|F| sin θ

29 lb force

θ = tan-1 (y/x) = tan-1 (80/84) = 43.6°

Fx = Fcosθ = 29cos43.6 = 21.0 lb

Fy = Fsinθ = 29sin43.6 = 20.0 lb

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Determine the x and y components of each of the forces shown.

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