1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hi everyone! Here is the question: Can you open a heavy door more easily if you push at the handle or halfway between the handle and the hinges? Why? 2. Relevant equations There may be some equations but I'm more interested in a general 'word' explanation. 3. The attempt at a solution I would think that it would be easier to open the door at the handle since it is usually placed at the center of the door, perhaps making the pressure evenly displaced. However, I'm not sure if this is correct and I'd much rather have an answer that has a solid explanation applying the laws of physics. Thanks for any help.