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How to Increase Torque

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An object is free to pivot about an axis through its left end, as shown in the diagram above. A certain force $F$ is causing a torque on the object. Facts on the object at a distance $D$ from the axis and is directed at an angle $\theta $, measured from the line of force to a line that is normal to the object's surface.

Which of the following changes would lead to an increase in the torque? Select TWO answers.

A

Increase the magnitude of $F$.

B

Decrease the distance $D$.

C

Increase the angle $\theta $.

D

Decrease the angle $\theta $.