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Unformatted text preview: Horizontal(components) Horizontal(equations) Incline(components) Incline(equations) 5 steps to problem solving 1. What is being asked for ? 2. What is given ? 3. What facts (formula) relate what is asked with what is given. MAKE SKETCH ! 4. Substitute 5. Calculate CHECK THE ANSWER ! Does it answer the question ? Does it make sense ? Is there a need for rounding ? Methods of problem solving For 3 forces sketch a free-body diagram draw a force triangle use trigonometry if right triangle sin, cos, tan if not law of sines law of cosines OR Create a scale drawing Methods of Problem solving More than 3 forces sketch a free body diagram break forces into components if necessary write equations for F x = 0 and F y = 0 include friction if needed F = N...
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