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Please help with torque question!

  1. Jan 3, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The question is number 12 on this practice exam: http://www.eastwoodzhao.com/exams/2003%20-%202005/Exams/Physics/August%202003.pdf [Broken]


    2. Relevant equations
    Well, torque = force x distance
    I don't even think you need that though, I think it's a matter of the net force acting on the stick.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I honestly have no idea with F just being a variable!


    Thanks! Sorry I wasn't more helpful!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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  3. Jan 4, 2009 #2
    Well, it appears the metre stick is in static equilibrium.

    What does that imply?
     
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