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3 items are filed under this topic.    Page1/1            Balancing on a fulcrum (net torque and equilbrium) 2008-01-15 From Eric:If I have a 4" bar that has no weight value with a 275lb. weight on one side and a 125lb. weight on the other side what would be the folcrum point? Please keep the answer very simple. Also is there a fixed equation to figure folcrum points? Is there an equation for if the 4" bar had a weight value?Answered by Stephen La Rocque.     Hoisting an anchor 2008-01-10 From ron:four men on a boat are using a capstan for hoisting an anchor weighing 2000lbs. The diameter of the barrel of the capstan at the section in use is 8in., and the pull on the chain carrying the anchor and passing around the capstan barrel is assumed to act at a distance of 1in. from the surface of the barrel. If the distance from the axis of the barrel to each point at which effort is applied to a capstan bar is 40in., what force must be applied by each man hoisting the anchor?Answered by Stephen La Rocque.     Newton meters and ft-lbs 2006-11-04 From Michael:What is the correlation between Newton meters and ft-lbs of torque? If an engine has 100ft-lbs of torque,what would that equate to in Newton meters?Answered by Stephen La Rocque.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français