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What is the net torque on this object?

2. Relevant equations

torque=(radius)(force)(sin(

[tex]\theta[/tex]))

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that the answer is found by doing the following:

.95(10N)-.22m(50N)-1.5m(3.0N)(sin40)

but I don't understand why. Like, I get that it's plugging each section into the above equation, but I don't get why the values should be subtracted.

Thank you!

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# Homework Help: What is the net torque on this object?

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