How does a 'cheater bar' added to the end of a wrench, create more torque?

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Mar 8, 2018

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Because the formula for torque is #tau = r*F*sintheta#.

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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

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