# physics

A barge is hauled along a straight-line section of canal by two horses harnessed to tow ropes and walking along the tow paths on either side of the canal. Each horse pulls with a force of 450 N at an angle of 15° with the centerline of the canal. What is the net force on the barge?

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asked by sara
1. Fn = 2*450*cos 15 = 869.3 N.

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