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## Homework Statement

Make the following into a web address; it wouldn't let me post one.

img161.imageshack.us/img161/3728/physicspv5.pngimg161.imageshack.us/img161/3728/physicspv5.b3825b8665.jpg[/url]

What is the net torque on this object?

## Homework Equations

torque=(radius)(force)(sin(

[tex]\theta[/tex]))

## 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!