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Hi,

I have a question regarding the forces applied on an object that create the torque. I understand that the resulting torque is pos if the object turns counter clock wise and is neg if it turns clock wise and that you can also use the right hand rule to find the direction of the net torque.

I found the right answer for my homework by making some of the resulting torques negative, but I don't understand why they are negative.

Particularly one such problem where there is a circle. One of the forces is tangent and pointing up toward the E most point of the circle. The answer needs this to be neg, but the right hand rule makes it pos?

Was I suppose to be looking for the difference in the resulting torques? But that doesn't make any sense since the net torque is the sum of the torques found.

I have a question regarding the forces applied on an object that create the torque. I understand that the resulting torque is pos if the object turns counter clock wise and is neg if it turns clock wise and that you can also use the right hand rule to find the direction of the net torque.

I found the right answer for my homework by making some of the resulting torques negative, but I don't understand why they are negative.

Particularly one such problem where there is a circle. One of the forces is tangent and pointing up toward the E most point of the circle. The answer needs this to be neg, but the right hand rule makes it pos?

Was I suppose to be looking for the difference in the resulting torques? But that doesn't make any sense since the net torque is the sum of the torques found.

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