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After designing an elaborate plumbing system, a plumber's apprentice uses a pipe wrench to tighten the connections. Unknown to him, he is placing unnecessary moments on other parts of the structure that could bend the pipes and lead to leaks or failures.
What is known:
- The plumber exerts a force of 80 N on the pipe wrench as shown.
- All of the necessary dimensions are shown.