Force

If you pull upon an object in an upward and rightward direction, then you are exerting an influence upon the object in two separate directions – an upward direction and a rightward direction. The vector sum of these two components is always equal to the force at the given angle.

References:
Independence of Perpendicular Components of Motion, http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/vectors/u3l1g.cfm

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