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Torque on the Rim: Hanging on the Rim After a Dunk

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Mitch McGary 2012-13 Michigan Wolverines Men's Basketball Team. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Aug. 2016

Sometimes basketball players can be seen hanging on the rim of the basket after completing an especially impressive dunk, as shown above. The far edge of the rim is $0.61\text{ m}$ from the backboard, and the average dunking basketball player has a mass of $105\text{ kg}$.

How much torque is there on the rim when the player hangs on the far outside edge after dunking the ball?

A

$39\text{ N}\cdot\text{m}$

B

$64\text{ N}\cdot\text{m}$

C

$370\text{ N}\cdot\text{m}$

D

$630\text{ N}\cdot\text{m}$

E

$1200\text{ N}\cdot\text{m}$