anonymous
  • anonymous
I have a simple question about a unit of work, the foot-pound (ft-lb). Is that a subtraction sign or do they mean multiplication?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Neither. Work is measured by lifting a weight a certain distance. The foot-pound is a unit of work, being the work performed in lifting one pount up one foot.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Then what is the "-". Shouldn't the two different units multiply together?
anonymous
  • anonymous
No, 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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thanks!

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