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The wind exerts a force of 284 N North on
a sailboat, while the water exerts a force of
132 N West on the sailboat.
What is the magnitude of the net external
force on the sailboat?
Answer in units of N

  • Physics -

    Fn = sqrt((x^2 + y^2),
    Fn = sqrt((-132)^2 + (284)^2) = 313.2N.

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