# Lets see who knows their stuff...

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## Lets see how smart people are: Torque=

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1. ### V8 SlutMember

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This should be fun, tell me your reasoning!!

2. ### BigJI'm just about that action Boss.VIP

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WHen you find the torque it goes the lbs applied by the feet of appliction if I'm correct. Been 2 years since my POT(Principles of Technology) class.

For some reason we always called it footxlbs if I recall. But multiplication is communitive so doesn't matter.

Kind of like newton x meters, etc. I used to use this stuff on a daily basis, been a long long time.

3. ### d2149Member

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simple physics

4. ### highperboiSenior Member

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lb-ft
my scc magazine says so!!!

5. ### jamesAI'm a gun addict now.VIP

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:bo: So does mine, how bout that?

6. ### xj0hnxI wanna be sedatedVIP

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Torque is measured in pounds moved per foot, so if you want to be technical and apply symbols then A is wrong because you're not dividing.

7. ### jiahanhaoSenior Member

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Torque = F X D, where F is the force vector, and D is the distance vector. Take the cross product, what do you get? Well for a magnitude it would be f*d*sin(theta). In the case of theta being perpendicular to the force and distance vectors (i.e 90 degress) it simplifies to f*d. In SI units, that would be Newtons*Meters. In good 'ol America, it is pounds*feet. Hence there is no division, because if you have lb/ft, it is equivalent to mass per unit length, which is a completely different measurement. There is no reasoning here, unless you don't believe in Newtonian physics.. it just is.

8. ### pissedoffsolRETIRED

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D: neither of the options you listed is technically correct.

thank you, drive through

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10. ### highperboiSenior Member

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lol so there is no short corect way of saying

11. ### CRX-YEMSuper ModeratorModeratorVIP

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Sorry B. but pick up a physics book and the US measurement is lbs-ft
and the US society has dubbed Foot-lbs for some odd reason.

Torque = Force * Distance ; whether it's Newton Meters, Kilogram millimeters, Lbs Feet, or Lbs inch

Although the question should have asked, what is the unit of measure for Torque

12. ### luVTECSenior Member

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TQ = F * D :sleep:

13. ### pissedoffsolRETIRED

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there's no dash... its just lb ft

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:sleep:

lol

15. ### ScrapinSiSenior Member

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HP is how hard you hit a wall
TQ is how far you take the wall with you...

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haha

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Nice y0! :bo:

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