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find the net force produced by a 40 newton force and a 50 newton force in each of the following cases:

both forces act in the same direction.

both forces act in opposite directions.

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    To find the Resultant vector in any direction,
    add the magnitudes in that direction
    call your direction along the + x axis, or EAST
    then you have
    case A:
    40 East + 50 East = 90 East
    case B
    40 East - 50 East = - 10 East (which is + 10 West)

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