Torque and vector related. Is this possible.

1. Feb 1, 2009

Laurencio

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2. Feb 1, 2009

LowlyPion

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

3. Feb 1, 2009

Laurencio

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4. Feb 1, 2009

LowlyPion

I'd go with the numbers as the schematic is merely a visual aid.

5. Feb 1, 2009

Laurencio

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