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    A 5.0 N uniform meter stick is pivoted so that it can rotate about a horizontal axis through one end. If a 0.15 kg mass is suspended 75 cm from the pivoted end, what is the tension in the string? Please see the attached picture for the arrangement.

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    The tension in the string, Ft, must apply an opposite torque equal to the torque from ...

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    Solution proceeds with trying to keep the system in equilibrium.