# Mechanics of materials torsion doubt

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Good evening. I've got stuck in this question from my book of Mechanics of Materials by Beer and Johnston about torsion.
The allowable shearing stress is 15 ksi in the 1.5-in.-diameter steel rod AB and 8 ksi in the 1.8-in.-diameter brass rod BC. Neglecting the effect of stress concentrations, determine the largest torque that can be applied at A.
This is the diagram of the problem
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And according to the section: answers to selected problems of the same book the answer is: T=9.16 kip*in.

So this is my attempt for the solution yet I know I'm not correct since the answer is different to the indicated in the book.
First of all what I did is that I know the formula for maximum shear stress in torsion is:
[itex]\tau_{max}=\frac{TC}{J}[\itex]
But I realized that I'm working with two different materials and not a single one so when I performed the operation for the Steel I got like almost 10 kip*in so I need to know how to calculate a torque when I have a rod of two distinct materials.

Excuse me for the failed LATEX writting but the formula goes:
tmax=TC/J
where tmax is the maximum shear stress, T is the torque, C is the radius of the rod and J is the polar moment of inertia

billy_joule