Relationship between torgue & HP /5252

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It's actually kind of funny, but HP isn't actually something that is measured. It's calculated using torque values. HP=(Torque x RPM)/5252. So when the RPM is at 5252, basically 5252 RPM divided by the constant 5252 = 1, so HP equals Torque. If that makes any sense.
 
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It's actually kind of funny, but HP isn't actually something that is measured. It's calculated using torque values. HP=(Torque x RPM)/5252. So when the RPM is at 5252, basically 5252 RPM divided by the constant 5252 = 1, so HP equals Torque. If that makes any sense.
Only where the 2 curves dissect each other. I was looking for a more practical spin ( no pun intended) on the explanation.