A uniform door weighs 53.0 N and is 0.9 m wide and 2.5 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?
torque is equal to the perpendicular component of the force with the shortest distance between the roation axis and the point of application of the force
The Attempt at a Solution
i really don't know where to begin, my teacher hasn't taught this yet, even though the webassign is due tomorrow. am i using the wrong formulas?