When adding vector quantities remember that the directions have to be taken into account.
The result of adding vectors together is called the resultant.
When adding two vectors together:
In problems, vectors may be added together by scale diagram or mathematically.
Two forces of value 100 N act on the object shown below.
Find the resultant force on the object.
Length of vectors consistent with scale.
By scale drawing:
Scale 1 cm = 10 N
Size of resultant force = 100 N
Direction of resultant displacement = 60° to either force