When tightening a bolt, you push perpendicularly on a wrench with a force of 165 N at a distance of 0.140 m from the center of the bolt. (a) How much torque are you exerting in newton × meters (relative to the center of the bolt)? (b) Convert this torque to footpounds.
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Final Answer
  1. 23.1 Nm23.1 \textrm{ N}\cdot\textrm{m}
  2. 17.0 ftlbs17.0 \textrm{ ft}\cdot\textrm{lbs}

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