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Homework Help: Torque Problem Static equilibrium

  1. Nov 23, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know sum of torque and force = 0
    at fapplied i got torque = 25sin(45) * 3.8m = 67.18N ..

    But dont know what to do next !!!
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  3. Nov 23, 2013 #2


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    All they asking for is the torque of the applied force about the pivot.

    So your formula is correct however your value for the perpendicular distance is incorrect. You need to usethe distance from Fapplied to the pivot.
  4. Nov 23, 2013 #3
    ohh crapp i have to use distance from pivot which is 3 right ??
  5. Nov 23, 2013 #4
    Yes...You need to use distance between the pivot and application of force.
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