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

A man ties one end of a strong rope 8.00m long to the bumper of his truck, 0.500 from the ground, and the other end to a vertical tree trunk at a height of 3.00m. He uses the truck to create a tension of 8.00x10^2N in the rope. Compute the magnitude of the torque on the tree due to the tension in the rope, with the base of the tree acting as the reference point.

2. Relevant equations

torque = Fxd

3. The attempt at a solution

I know this is an easy problem. I can't picture what's going on. Is the tension at an angle?

Can someone guide me please?

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# Simple torque problem

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