(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a uniform 2kg horizontal beam is 50cm long is bolted to a wall and supports a 5kg sign. calculate the tourqe produced by the combined weight of the beam and the sign about where it is mounted to the wall.

2. Relevant equations

tourqe = F x Perpendicular distance

3. The attempt at a solution

So im using the wall as the pivot point making the distance to the centre of mass of the beam 0.25m.

the tourqe of the beam= (9.8x2)x(0.25)

= 4.9Nm

The tourqe of the sign= (9.8x5)x(0.5)

=24.5Nm

And to get the total tourqe i have added these togther to get 29.4Nm

But my course book says the answer is 118Nm?? i know this is a pretty simple question but i cant pick up my error

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# Homework Help: Tourqe of a sign on the wall

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