Weight of object as measured on spring scales

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The system below is in equilibrium with m = 6.2kg. The spring scales are in Newton units.
Please see the attached diagram http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9729/74379922.png [Broken]

I'm not sure what the spring scales would show in this case. Is it simply 0?
 
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the scale would read 6.2 kg i am pretty sure , think of it this way , that is no different
then having the scale tied to the wall and hanging a 6.2kg from it off the other end .
 
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