ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Torque is like a kind of force or power. It measures the strength of something turning, like a door turning on a hinge, a bike wheel turning when you pedal, or a car engine turning the wheels when you put your foot on the gas. Torque can push or pull things, and it can make things move, like a door opening or a car speeding up. You can also measure torque by looking at how strong something is when you turn it, like how hard it is to turn a water tap or a bike pedal. Torque is a really useful measure when you want to figure out how well something will move.