Physics
posted by Amberly on .
An athlete at the gym holds a 4.33 kg steel ball in his hand. His arm is 75.0 cm long and has a mass of 5.28 kg. What is the magnitude of the torque about his shoulder if he holds his arm straight out to his side, parallel to the floor?

The torque has to be the weight of the ball x distance plus the weight of the arm x 1/2 the length of the arm(assuming the cg is at the midpoint).

thanx a lot