# A force of 38 newtons is acting on an object making an angle of 55° with the horizontal. What is the value component of the force acting along the y-axis?

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Jan 20, 2016

#### Explanation:

First let's orientate the problem. The y-direction is vertical and the x-direction is horizontal.

Now a diagram of the problem.

In the diagram on the left the force is shown with the 55º angle that is given in the question. On the right I have shown the two components of the force:

#F_V# is the vertical component which we can also call#F_y# #F_H# is the horizontal component which we can also call#F_x#

The question requires us to find

By using trigonometry we can see that