# Determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant

Determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant $F_R= F_1 + F_2+ F_3$ of the three forces by first finding the resultant $F' = F_1 + F_2$ and then forming $F_R = F' + F_3$.

Image from: Hibbeler, R. C., S. C. Fan, Kai Beng. Yap, and Peter Schiavone. Statics: Mechanics for Engineers. Singapore: Pearson, 2013.