Posted by **Sandhya** on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 2:32am.

A flag pole consists of a 2.0 m long, 5.0 kg decorative ball on the end. What is the gravitational torque on the flag pole, calculated about an axis at the fixed end of the pole?

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**drwls**, Friday, November 28, 2008 at 2:53am
If the flagpole is upright, as most are, there is no gravitational torque. If it is horizontal, multiply the weight of the ball at the end by the length of the pole.

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**Sandhya**, Friday, November 28, 2008 at 4:56am
Thanks for the quick help

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