Diving board

1. Oct 22, 2008

Naldo6

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?

2. Oct 22, 2008

LowlyPion

What is torque?

T = m*g*d

3. Oct 22, 2008

Naldo6

and what i do with that?.... explian me how to solve it

4. Oct 23, 2008

heth

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.

5. Oct 23, 2008

Naldo6

ok... i have did it... but if you know how to solve it... can you do it for me?.....

6. Oct 23, 2008

LowlyPion

No. Those are the forum guidelines.

7. Oct 23, 2008

Naldo6

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?....

8. Oct 23, 2008

LowlyPion

What are you missing that is not given in the problem statement?

9. Oct 23, 2008

Naldo6

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?...

10. Oct 23, 2008

LowlyPion

Sounds like that should do it.