1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations sum of torques = 0 3. 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!