A uniform rod AB has length 6m and mass 4kg. It is resting in equilibrium in a horizontal position in supports at points X and Y where AX = 2m and AY = 4.5m. A particle of mass Mkg is placed at point C where AC = 5m. Given that the rod is on the point of tilting about Y, calculate the value of M.

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