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Homework Help: Static equilibrium

  1. Nov 12, 2006 #1
    How far out on a diving board (Fig.12-52 of your text) would a 56-kg diver have to be to exert a torque of 1000 m.N on the board, relative to the left support post?

    1000 m*N= (56 kg)(9.8 m/s2)x
    1000 m*N=548.8x
    x=1.82 m

    He would have to walk out 1.82 m on the board.

    Is this done correctly?
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  3. Nov 12, 2006 #2


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    yes, as far as I can tell!
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