A 10kg door is hanging on two hinges-the top hinge is 9in from the top of the door, and the bottom hinge is 9in from the bottom of the door. The width of the door is 36in and the height is 86in.
If the bolt from the bottom hinge is removed, what force would someone have to exert at the door handle (halfway up the height of the door on the far side from the hinge) to stabilize the door?
Torque= F r sin theta
The Attempt at a Solution
What does it mean by stabilize?
What does the problem mean by stabilize? I'm confused