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## Homework Statement

a 2.9 lb force P is appplied to the lever which controls the auger of a snowblower. determine the value of alpha knowing that the moment of P about A is counterclockwise and has a magnitude of 17 lb*in

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## The Attempt at a Solution

i thought i could do it using moment= F*d

so 17=2.9 tan^-1(alpha)*4.8 see picture attatched

i did it this way and i was a couple of decimas off so if someone can point me in the right direction thank you

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