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anonymous
 5 years ago
I have a simple question about a unit of work, the footpound (ftlb). Is that a subtraction sign or do they mean multiplication?
anonymous
 5 years ago
I have a simple question about a unit of work, the footpound (ftlb). Is that a subtraction sign or do they mean multiplication?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Neither. Work is measured by lifting a weight a certain distance. The footpound is a unit of work, being the work performed in lifting one pount up one foot.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then what is the "". Shouldn't the two different units multiply together?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, the hyphen is just there to separate the two words. You might have been happier if the units of work were known as FootPounds!
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