1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A force F is exerted on the top right corner of a rectangular plate at an angle 60o above the horizontal, as shown below. The magnitude of the torque of the force F about point A, the lower left corner is given by See picture please : http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2njv9xt&s=6 2. Relevant equations Both y and x are being pulled upwards, so that is counterclockwise.. but answer is Fx sin 60 + Fy cos 60 I dont understand torque at all.. can someone please help. 3. The attempt at a solution No idea..