  # The vector sum of the forces 10N and 6N can be – (a) 2N (b) 8N (c) 18N (d) 20N

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023 The vector sum of the forces 10N and 6N can be 8N. Steps to calculate the vector sum of the forces:

Given forces are 10 N and 6 N:

So,

Minimum resultant magnitude of the vectors = 10 – 6 = 4N

Maximum resultant magnitude of the vectors = 10 + 6 = 16N

Depending on the angle between them, the vector sum can range from 4 to 16.

Only 8 N is possible from the options provided.

Table of content The addition of two or more vectors is referred to as vector addition. Vector addition is divided into two categories based on the direction of the vector. These are

1. Triangular law of vector addition
2. Parallelogram law of vector addition

The vector addition method is chosen based on the arrangement of the heads and tails of the vectors.

• The triangle law of vector addition is applied when two vectors are positioned head to tail.
• The parallelogram law of vector addition is applied whenever two vectors are oriented head to head or tail to tail. GradeStack Learning Pvt. Ltd.Windsor IT Park, Tower - A, 2nd Floor, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303 help@byjusexamprep.com