Physics Review Question Unit: Mechanics Year: 1996 Question#: 9 Question: the diagram shows a person exerting a 300.-newton force on the handle of the shovel that makes an angle of 60.° with the horizontal ground. The component of the 300.-newton force that acts perpendicular to the ground is approximately (1 ) 150. N (2 ) 260. N (3 ) 300. N (4 ) 350. N What is this question really asking? Explanation by: Dan M [ Return to question menu ] Answer 1 150. N INCORRECT This would be the answer you would get if the angle was 30° The answer doesn't fit formula sin = Opp/Hyp sin sin60° = x/300 return to top Answer 2 260. N CORRECT Using the formula sin = Opp/Hyp sin sin60° = x/300 sin60 = x/300 x = 260. N  return to top Answer 3 300. N INCORRECT The answer doesn't fit formula sin = Opp/Hyp sin sin60° = x/300 return to top Answer 4 350. N INCORRECT The answer doesn't fit formula sin = Opp/Hyp sin sin60° = x/300 return to top What's this question really asking? What is the Force perpendicular? return to top This web site is designed and maintained by Science Joy Wagon and may not be reproduced or redistributed without written permission from Science Joy Wagon. Contact with comments.