A2L Item 172

Goal: Hone the concept of torque

Source: UMPERG-ctqpe130

F1 = 6N, and F2 = 8N, what is the total torque
about point A?

  1. 1.0 N-m, out
  2. 0.7 N-m, in
  3. 7.0 N-m, out
  4. 1.0 N-m, in
  5. 6.0 N-m, out
  6. None of the above.



(6) Many students use the origin rather than the point A. This provides
the opportunity to stress that torque is found with respect to a
specified point. Students using the right hand rule incorrectly may
answer #2.