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The vector components can of course give the original vector if we just add them up: Draw $\vec F_y$, continue with $\vec F_y$ and you have the original force $\vec F$. It is a simple vector addition:

$$\vec F=\vec F_x+\vec F_y$$

This actually forms an imagined triangle; and not just any triangle, a right-angled triangle:

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