# Torque direction using right hand rule

## Homework Statement

I am confused on the drawing below, is the direction of the torque exerted by tension T1 positive or negative?

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5190/katrolrh3.jpg [Broken]
http://g.imageshack.us/img444/katrolrh3.jpg/1/ [Broken]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'd say it's positive, as using the right hand rule.. my thumb points towards me... is this right?

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