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    I can't figure out the answer to this question from a physics workbook. Any help???
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    (Original post by Ngaden76)
    I can't figure out the answer to this question from a physics workbook. Any help???

    You need to post the whole question including the diagram.
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    You need to post the whole question including the diagram.
    That's what I'm talking about!! There's no diagram. :\ !!
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    (Original post by Ngaden76)
    That's what I'm talking about!! There's no diagram. :\ !!
    No diagram = no answer.

    You can't answer the question because it is incomplete. It refers to something "below", which isn't there. It will be a diagram showing a force and a distance of that force from a pivot.
    The moment of the force is equal to the force times the (perpendicular) distance from the pivot.
    More than that we cannot say as we don't have the actual values.
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    Is that the entire question? :confused:
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    moment= force X perpendicular distance

    if force is not acting perpendicular to the pivot, then you need to resolve it (your equation becomes  m = Fs\text{ sin}(\theta) ).

    Obviously you can't actually answer the question though, because you don't have the diagram it's asking about. :mad:

    If you know this stuff, just leave it. If you aren't feeling confident I'm sure you can find some example questions online. Or draw some.
 
 
 
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