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## Main Question or Discussion Point

**Moments -- How are they actually calculated?**

Hello, I have a question.

Is the moment calculated:

Force times the distance or

Force's perpendicular component (to axis) times the distance.

For example, lets say I have a stick.

Pulling on it is not moment.

So if I push at the stick to an angle, the way I calculate the force that the other side is applying is by taking the perpendicular component of my Fa and multiplying it by the distance.

Is that correct?