1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The sum of the net torques is zero even f the numerical result is not. Rather than simply explaining that the net torque is close to zero, justify that your net torque is small, within the context of this experiment. 2. Attached is a pdf of the lab that we had this week. My question is regarding Question 2 on Page 5. Here is what we got for our measurements. DATA TABLE 1 Mass (kg) Force (N) Sign of torque Moment Arm (m) Torque (N-m) Meter stick .1974 -1.93 - .49 -.9457 Hanger 1 .020 -.196 - .66 -.1294 Hanger 2 .0207 -.203 - .98 -.1989 Hanging Mass .0999 -.797 - .66 -.6461 Force sensor no mass 1.98 + .98 1.92 Sum of forces : -1.328N Sum of torques : 0.02 N-m 3. The attempt at a solution My lab partner and I were trying to figure out why our measured net torque was not zero, but .02 N-m. We thought that it might have been the use of significant figures, but that did not work. Also, through observation of the setup, we noticed that the meter stick was not hanging perfectly straight, because of the hangers. We thought that there was a torque along the x-axis. Assume that the x-axis runs the length of the meter stick and the y-axis is vertical. Any other ideas out there why our calculated net torque is not exactly zero?