physics HELPPP please

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I am stuck on a question that asks for the resultant force(magnitude + direction)
question says :
A rope is strung between a car and Joe, the car pulls on the rope with a force of 20,000 newton. joe pulls the rope with a force of 25,000N. what is the resulatant force?
dont u find the resultant force by adding them togather if the same, if not subtract force A- Force B wel.. then it would be 20,000-25,000 which is negative= -5,000 does that make since? or should it be 25,000-20,000?

  • physics HELPPP please -

    You add the forces, but since the force is in opposite directions, they will have different signs. So the result is that you effectively subtract them. The net force will be in the direction of the larger force.
    The resulting sign of adding two forces just indicates the direction of the net force.

  • physics HELPPP please -

    two force of 20N and 34N act on a body in such a way that they make an angle of 35 with each other. find the resultant of the two force

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