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a ugst of wind blows an apple from a tree. AS the apple falls the force of gravit on the apple is 9.25N downward and the force of the wind on the apple is 1.05N ot the right. Find the magnitude and direction fof the external force on the apple

Pythagorean theorem works, right? Direction can be found with the tan function.

how does tan give me direction?

You take the inverse tangent. You have the sides.