# physics

A man is pulling on a rope with a force of 88N directed t an angle or 20 degrees to the horizontal. What is the x component of this force? What is the Y component of this force? Answer in units of N

This is what i did, but i don't know if its right:

x: cos(20)88=82.69 N

y: tan(20)82.69=30 N

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asked by alexa
1. F horizontal = 88 cos 20 N
F vertical = 88 sin 20 NOT TANGENT = 30.1 N

note for small angles tangent is close to sine but not the same

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