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Homework Help: Direction of Torque

  1. Jun 28, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I'm working on statics equilibrium problems right now. And I have the HARDEST time finding the direction of torque when I'm trying to formulate my net torque equation. I can't seem to grasp the concept of the moment arm and the direction of the force. I've tried to understand the right hand rule but I am still left very confused. Any physics genius who could help me better understand this, I would appreciate it very much.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jun 28, 2007 #2

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