Which of the following sets of forces acting simultaneously on a particle keep it in equilibrium?...

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Which of the following sets of forces acting simultaneously on a particle keep it in equilibrium?

a) 3N, 5N, 1ON

2) 4N, 7N, 12N

3) 2N, 6N, 3N

4) 5N, 8N, 1N

Balanced Forces:

When we have three forces acting simultaneously on a particle, the particle is in dynamic or static equilibrium if the three forces are in balance, the geometry of the forces is such that they form a closed triangle or polygon in general. Only the sets that are capable of this can establish equilibrium at certain angles.

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