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A person exerts a force of 38N on the end of a door 96cm wide. What is the magnitude of the torque if the force is exerted

(a) perpendicular to the door
(b) at a 60.0° angle to the face of the door?

*note: Please explain this in the simplest terms possible for me. Thank you so much :)

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This solution provides a brief explanation on how to calculate torque in relation to the direction of the radius. It also includes an attached .jpg diagram to enhance understanding.

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Torque is force times radius. HOWEVER, that is the torque applied ...

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