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May 8th, 2019, 11:33 PM   #1
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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?:


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

How does anyone here know why your friend made the first sketch posted? Why didn't you ask your friend instead?
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Note that Forces are vector quantities ... vectors are graphically depicted as arrows which show direction and magnitude. The following two vector diagrams are equivalent.

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