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## Homework Statement

## 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.

Could anyone please help me out in understanding where I possibly derailed, and why the authors think the answer is 4. Thanks in advance!