Using only the diagram above (Not using the questions in the diagram), i am asked to find the components of F2 along F1 and F3.
I am having trouble with this question. I can easily resolve any of the vectors into their x and y components but I am not 100% certain how to resolve it along the other vectors. Am I correct in saying that to resolve F2 along F1 we draw a line down directly from the head of F2 to F1 and then take 750*Cos(45) to get the component parallel to F1. What should I do to resolve F2 along F3?
The answer is given as 1240N and 884N. Any hints on how to get to those answers would be much appreciated. Perhaps I am not understanding what is meant by resolving a vector along another vector?