Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 2 - Think and Rank: 35

Answer

B, A, C.

Work Step by Step

Using the parallelogram rule (page 29), the diagonal of the parallelogram formed by the two forces is the resultant (net) force. It is important to places the vectors "tip to tail" to form the parallelogram. Situation B yields the longest diagonal, followed by A, and then C.
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