Force on object

publish date2022/08/06 08:42:00 GMT+1

A force of 3 pounds is exerted toward the east on an object.  At the same time a 4-pound force toward the north is exerted on it. 

  1. What is the net force on the object? pounds
  2. Describe the direction of this force. 
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east of north
east
north

Correct Answer

(1) 5
(2) east of north

Explanation

5 pounds;  The direction is east of north, or if you have a protractor you can measure it to be 37o east of north.

force-on-object.jpgScale: 1 lb = 1 cm

 

Reference

Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide