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## Homework Statement

A uniform wooden board of mass 10 M is held up by a nail hammered into a wall. A block of mass M rests L/2 away from the pivot. Another block of a certain mass (?) is hung a distance L/3. The system is in static equilibrium.

What is the measure of the mass labeled "?"

## Homework Equations

T=(D)(F)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that the answer is 3M/2, but I just cannot find the thought process behind the answer. I tried to set up an equation so that T=(M)(L/2)= (M)(L/3), to try and find the answer, but obviously it isn't correct. Could I use imaginary numbers for the Mass and the length to find a fake torque then find the mass when it's at equilibrium?

Please, someone help me at least get started, I really need the help