Posted by **Angel** on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:15pm.

two forces of 14and 30 act on a body forming an obtuse angle w/ eachother. if the resultant is 60, whats the angle betweeen the 2 forces?

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**MathMate**, Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 6:18pm
The magnitude of the resultant of two forces are at a maximum when the angle between them is zero, when it equals the sum of the individual magnitudes, i.e.

for forces A and B, the magnitude of the resultant is |R|=|A|+|B|.

In this case, |A|+|B|=14+30=44 < 60, so it is impossible to have a resultant of 60. Please check for typos.

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