Door/torque question

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Homework Statement



A uniform door
weighs 50.0 N and
is 1.0 m wide and
2.6 m high. What is
the magnitude of
the torque due to
the door's own
weight about a
horizontal axis
perpendicular to the
door and passing
through a corner?

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question; where does t=rF come from? it is not found on my equation sheet...
 
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radou
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question; where does t=rF come from? it is not found on my equation sheet...

This is extremely elementary. What is the definition of the torque?
 

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