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**torque or the "moment" of a force**

Found myself thinking these few days about torque or the "moment" of a force. It seems to occur as common sense based on everyday experience, but I just cannot seem to figure out why a force acting on the object further away from the pivot as compared to one nearer to the pivot would generate a greater moment and angular acceleration of the body about the pivot. Apologies upfront if this is trivial, but this has really got me stumped =(