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Problem: Your neighbor Paul has rented a truck with a loading ramp. The ramp is tilted upward at 35° and Paul is pulling a large crate up the ramp with a rope that angles 30° above the ramp. Paul pulls with a force of 750 N. What is the magnitude of...(a) the horizontal component of his force?(b) the vertical component of his force?

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Your neighbor Paul has rented a truck with a loading ramp. The ramp is tilted upward at 35° and Paul is pulling a large crate up the ramp with a rope that angles 30° above the ramp. Paul pulls with a force of 750 N. What is the magnitude of...
(a) the horizontal component of his force?
(b) the vertical component of his force?

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