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(a) Find the magnitudes of the forces $\vec{F_1}$ and $\vec{F_2}$ that add to give the total force $\vec{F_{\textrm{tot}}}$ shown in Figure 4.35. This may be done either graphically or by using trigonometry. (b) Show graphically that the same total force is obtained independent of the order of addition of $\vec{F_1}$ and $\vec{F_2}$ . (c) Find the direction and magnitude of some other pair of vectors that add to give $\vec{F_{\textrm{tot}}}$ . Draw these to scale on the same drawing used in part (b) or a similar picture.
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  1. $\vec{F_2} = 11 \textrm{ N}$, $\vec{F_1} = 16 \textrm{ N}$

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