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Tipping Force, Torque, Coefficient of Desperation!

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1. Homework Statement
Some moron kids are trying to tip over a storage bin as shown. The bin weights 6950 N, w = 1.8, h = 2.8, d = 1.85, and theta = 22 degrees. With what force do they need to push in order to tip the bin over?

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2. Homework Equations
[tex]T = R * F * sin(\theta)[/tex]
[tex]\Sigma\textbf{T = 0}[/tex]


3. The Attempt at a Solution
I don't want an answer, I want to know where to start... This is the first time I've been given a problem with Torque in the X direction and the Y direction. I just need somewhere to start from... I need help before 10:30, or I'm screwed... (Coefficient of Desperation)
 
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Post the diagram so we can see what theta refers to.

Hints: What exerts the counter-torque that the kids must overcome? As it begins to tip, where is the pivot point?
 

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