(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The force F = (15x- 22y)N is applied at r = (4.0x+ 7.0y) meters. What torque (about the origin) does this force produce?

2. Relevant equations

Torque = r * F * sin theta

r = magnitude of radius, F = magnitude of F, theta = smallest angle between the directions of r and F

3. The attempt at a solution

I was wondering what "about the origin" was referring to. Theoretically, shouldn't I be able to find the magnitudes of F and r with (a_{x}^{2}+ a_{y}^{2})^{1/2}and the angles they make with the positive x axis with (tan theta = a_{y}/a_{x}) and then figure out the smallest angle between them from that and calculate the torque?

Is it just saying the origin is the rotational axis so I don't have to worry about trying to translate the equations to some other rotational axis?

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