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Posted by on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:24pm.

The helicopter view in the figure below shows two people pulling on a stubborn mule. Assume that F1 is 130 N, and F2 is 65 N. The forces are measured in units of newtons (N).
(a) Find the single force that is equivalent to the two forces shown.
In both magnitude and direction.

(b) Find the force that a third person would have to exert on the mule to make the net force equal to zero.
magnitude N
direction ° (counterclockwise from the +x-axis)

  • Physics - , Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:19pm

    Need to know the direction of F1 and F2.

  • Physics - , Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:46am


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