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 May 8th, 2019, 11:33 PM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 458 Thanks: 1 How to represent this statement in a diagram? Statement: My friend represented this sentence "Two forces have magnitude of 3N and 5N, and have an angle of 60 between them" into this diagram: But why didn't he represent like this?: Last edited by Ganesh Ujwal; May 9th, 2019 at 12:05 AM.
 May 9th, 2019, 03:58 AM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Sep 2016 From: USA Posts: 635 Thanks: 401 Math Focus: Dynamical systems, analytic function theory, numerics Once my wife came home with whole milk instead of 2%. I was baffled and wanted to find out why she did this. So I came straight here to ask everyone except my wife. Thanks from skeeter and Greens
 May 10th, 2019, 12:51 AM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2014 From: UK Posts: 954 Thanks: 342 I asked your friend and he said it was because when you draw a line from A to B, that represents the resultant force, whereas yours doesn't.
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 Originally Posted by SDK Once my wife came home with whole milk instead of 2%. I was baffled and wanted to find out why she did this. So I came straight here to ask everyone except my wife.
Are you trolling my question?

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 Originally Posted by Ganesh Ujwal Are you trolling my question?
I wouldn't call it "trolling", rather, he's trying to get you to realize the following salient point ...

 May 12th, 2019, 05:57 AM #6 Math Team     Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 3,002 Thanks: 1588 Note that Forces are vector quantities ... vectors are graphically depicted as arrows which show direction and magnitude. The following two vector diagrams are equivalent. Thanks from Ganesh Ujwal

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