Problem: A patient with a dislocated shoulder is put into a traction apparatus as shown in . The pulls vec {A} and vec {B} have equal magnitudes and must combine to produce an outward traction force of 12.1 N on the patients arm.How large should these pulls be?

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A patient with a dislocated shoulder is put into a traction apparatus as shown in The arm is stretched horizontally. Two vectors are acting at the wrist, one of them is 32 degrees below the horizontal, the other is 32 degrees above the horizontal.. The pulls and have equal magnitudes and must combine to produce an outward traction force of 12.1 N on the patients arm.

How large should these pulls be?

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