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Diving board

  1. Oct 22, 2008 #1
    How far out on the diving board (see figure below) would a 58.6 kg diver have to be to exert a torque of 1110 m* N on the board, relative to the left support post?
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2008 #2

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    What is torque?

    T = m*g*d
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 #3
    and what i do with that?.... explian me how to solve it
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 #4
    Try drawing a picture and writing all the facts you know on it. If you do that - and you know what (the definition of) torque is - you will be able to solve the problem yourself.

    If you don't know what torque is, have a look in your textbook.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2008 #5
    ok... i have did it... but if you know how to solve it... can you do it for me?.....
     
  7. Oct 23, 2008 #6

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    No. Those are the forum guidelines.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 #7
    i jave to find out what is torque and put in the equation, then susbtite the mass and g is 9.8 and find the d in the equation?....
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 #8

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    What are you missing that is not given in the problem statement?
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 #9
    T= M*g*D

    i am just missing the Distance...i susbtitue allother quantities and then find out what does distance is with that formula?...
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 #10

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    Sounds like that should do it.
     
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