How does a 'cheater bar' added to the end of a wrench, create more torque? Physics 1 Answer Steve J. Mar 8, 2018 Answer: Because the formula for torque is #tau = r*F*sintheta#. Explanation: The #r# in the formula above is the length of the wrench. A cheater bar increases the value of #r# and therefore increases #tau#. I hope this helps, Steve Related questions How do I determine the molecular shape of a molecule? What is the lewis structure for co2? What is the lewis structure for hcn? How is vsepr used to classify molecules? What are the units used for the ideal gas law? How does Charle's law relate to breathing? What is the ideal gas law constant? How do you calculate the ideal gas law constant? How do you find density in the ideal gas law? Does ideal gas law apply to liquids? Impact of this question 169 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License