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May 6th, 2019, 04:09 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 354 Thanks: 1  How to calculate horizontal and vertical components by trigonometry?
A 75 N force is acting at an angle of 20 with the horizontal. Determine the horizontal and vertical components of this force. 
May 6th, 2019, 06:26 AM  #2 
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May 6th, 2019, 06:32 AM  #3 
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May 6th, 2019, 06:38 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 639 Thanks: 85 
I think skeeter means a line through the origin up and right so it is 20 degrees above the xaxis. 20 degrees would mean a line through the origin down and right so it is 20 degrees below the xaxis.

May 6th, 2019, 07:13 AM  #5 
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May 6th, 2019, 07:21 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,923 Thanks: 1518  Have you studied any trigonometry? 
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