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    Two tugboats are pulling a disabled speedboat into port with forces of 1240 pounds and 1480 pounds. The angle between these forces is 28.2 degrees. Find the direction and magnitude of the equilibrant.

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    Fresultant = sqrt(F1^2 + F2^2 + 2*F1*F2*cos(Q))
    F1 = 1240 pounds
    F2 = 1480 pounds
    Q = 28.2 degree
    Fresultant = = sqrt(1240^2 + 1480^2 + ...

    Solution Summary

    The direction and magnitude of an equilibrant is calculated.