# if a force is 1 newton metre, what is it at 2 meters?

If I have a force, say 24 kg/cm what would that equate to at 2cm? I would like to know the formulae for calculating this. For example. If a motor can hold an object of 24kg at 1cm from its pivot point, what is it cable of holding at 5cm? And how is it calculated?

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Oops, spelled metre wrong. I accidentally spelt it the American way – Mark W May 29 '11 at 15:15
This looks suspiciously like a homework problem. Have you tried the wikipedia article on forces, tension or Newtonian mechanics? – C Earnest May 29 '11 at 15:40
Nope. I am calculating lifting capabilities for a robot ARM for hobby robotics. I have googled for ages and cannot find the answer – Mark W May 29 '11 at 15:47
This sounds like what you are talking about: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque If it is not, could you maybe provide more details about the robot arm? – C Earnest May 29 '11 at 16:05
I have no details yet. I am playing with ideas to see what motor, arm length will be able to lift what, within my budget. – Mark W May 29 '11 at 16:30