Two friends, a stocky one and a slim one, push a coach on the same direction. The first one exert a force of 11 N and the second one a force of 7 N. What is the resultant force?



F1 = 11 N
F2 = 7 N
FR = ?


Thus the forces exerted are concurrent and are applied on the same direction, both can be replaced by a single resultant force whose effect is the same if we would apply the previous ones. The magnitude of the new resultant force is calculated: 

FR = F1 + F2
FR = 11 N + 7 N
FR = 18 N

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