What is the net torque on the pulley about the axle

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You're gonna have to show some work, but to "push" you along... could you get started if there were only 1 force?
 
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I know that torque = r(Ft), but I don't know if that's the right equation to use.
 
  • #4
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I'm guessing that Ft is the force that is perpendicular to the radius. Is that what you mean? If so, that is the right equation.

To give a longer answer than you might want,
Torque = force x radius x sine of the angle between the force and the radius.
In many cases, the angle is 90 degrees (it certainly is in your picture) and sin(90) = 1, so torque = force x radius in those cases.

So, now can you calculate the two torques, ONE AT A TIME, including whether it goes clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW)?
 
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I figured it out before looking at your last post. Thanks though!
 

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