1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I am confused on the drawing below, is the direction of the torque exerted by tension T1 positive or negative? http://g.imageshack.us/img444/katrolrh3.jpg/1/ [Broken] 2. Relevant equations 3. 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?