# Question on elementary statics multiple choice

## Homework Equations

sum of torques = 0

## The Attempt at a Solution

So I tried to put the torques into the equation:

Sum torques = mgL - T *sin(theta) * (L-x) = 0.

Solving for the T gave me [mgL]/[ (L-x) * sin(theta) ]. This is not an option in the answers.

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SteamKing
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What if answer 4) has a typo, and it should read: $\frac{mgL}{(L-x)sin\, \theta}$ ?