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The resultant R of two forces acting on a particle is at right angles to one of them and its magnitude is one third of the other force. The ratio of larger force to smaller one is ?

The resultant R of two forces acting on a particle is at right angles to one of them and its magnitude is one third of the other force. The ratio of larger force to smaller one is ?

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SHAIK AASIF AHAMED
askIITians Faculty 74 Points
8 years ago
Hello student,
Let F be larger force and F’ be smaller force
F′ = 3F cos θ
F = 3F sin θ
⇒ F′ = 2 2 F
F : F′ : : 3 : 2\sqrt{2}.
Thanks and Regards
Shaik Aasif
askIITians faculty

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