# How to Calculate Torque?

How to Find Torque / Moment of Force?

## Moment of Force Calculation

Torque is a amount of force acting on a object to keep it in a circular motion. It is calculated by multiplying the force and distance vector. Torque of an object is measured in pound-feet (lb-ft).

**Formula**

Torque = F x D

F = Force vector (lb)

D = Distance vector (ft)

**Step 1:** Let us assume an example.

How to calculate the torque produced in an object moving by a 40 lb force pushing on a 7 lever arm.

Force = 40lb

Distance = 7ft

**Step 2:** Substitute the values in the formula,

Torque = F x D

= 40 x 7

Moment of Force = 280 lb ft

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