Hello everybody, I have simple problem (simple to you all) that I need the answer to. If I have a mop with a 5 foot long pole, how much force must I put on the pole to get 16 pounds of force on the mop head. One hand will be at the end of the pole and the other hand will be 2 feet from the first hand (mop head is 3 feet below the front hand.) The pole will be at a 45 degree angle from the floor. I would really appreciate it if you could show how you got the answer so I can tinker with it. Also, if the applied force is greater than 16 pound (resulting force?) can you give me an explanation. Thank You.