1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A thin rod (uniform density and thickness) with mass M and length L attached to floor at a fixed location by a frictionless hinge. while balanced vertically the gravitational torque acting on the rod is a.) zero b.) 1/2 MgL c.)1/3 MgL d.)1/4 MgL e.)1/6 MgL 2. Relevant equations I know that torque is F x D(or L) F=Ma and a is g in this case, so T= MgL 3. The attempt at a solution as stated above I got to T=MgL but I don't understand where the fractions are coming from? can someone please explain this?