# Question on elementary statics multiple choice

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1. May 7, 2016

### RoboNerd

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.

2. May 7, 2016

### SteamKing

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

3. May 8, 2016

### RoboNerd

If yes, then that is the answer. The test questions are written by some crummy authors [thanks a lot whoever you are!]

4. May 8, 2016

### RoboNerd

Thanks for the help!