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10.8.6. The corner of a rectangular piece of wood is attached to a rod that is free to rotate as shown. The length of the longer side of the rectangle is 4.0 m, which is twice the length of the shorter side. Two equal forces are applied to two of the corners with magnitudes of 22 N. What is the magnitude of the net torque and direction of rotation on the block, if any? See attached file for picture

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The expert finds the net torque and direction of rotation on the block.

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To find torque, we multiply force times distance, where the distance is measure perpendicularly from the force to the point where we are finding the torque. In this ...

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