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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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