An object with a mass of #6 kg# is hanging from an axle with a radius of #54 m#. If the wheel attached to the axle has a radius of #8 m#, how much force must be applied to the wheel to keep the object from falling?

1 Answer
May 10, 2017

Answer:

The force is #=396.9N#

Explanation:

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The load L=(6g)N#

Radius of axle #r=54m#

Radius of wheel #R=8m#

Taking moments about the center of the axle

#F*R=L*r#

#F*8=6*g*54#

#F=(6*g*54)/8=396.9N#