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Torque and vector related. Is this possible.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 #1
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    Welcome to PF.

    Your diagram is a little confusing because the visualization of the moment arms is inconsistent.

    The red is shown shorter when in fact it's moment arm is longer 3/2 > 4/5.

    If it is in equilibrium then 2*4/5 = x*3/2 ==> x = 16/15
     
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    I'd go with the numbers as the schematic is merely a visual aid.
     
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