Friday

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

Posted by **Avalon** on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 9:12pm.

I know that the center of mass is

([m1]x+[m2]x)/([m1]+m2]), but I don't quite understand how to apply it to this problem.

- Physics -
**MathMate**, Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11:35pmDo the calculations separately in the x and the y directions.

Let each of the 15cm segments lie along the x, and y-axes, with the bend at the origin.

Apply

([m1]x+[m2]x)/([m1]+m2])

to get, along the x-axis:

m1=15, m2=15, x1=7.5, x2=0

x0=(m1x+m2x)/(m1+m2)

=(7.5*15+0)/(15+15)

=3.75

Solve similarly for y0.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Physics - I understand the basics of the center of mass, but I'm having a hard ...

College physics - Center of mass - College Physics- Center of Mass? The objects ...

Physics - A uniform rod of length 176 cm is bent at its midpoint into a right ...

physics - Consider a long wire where the current density is not uniform but ...

Pre Cal - a piece of wire 5 inches long is to be cut into two pieces. One piece ...

Calculus - A piece of wire 12 m long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent ...

Math - A piece of wire of 14 meters long is cute into 2 pieces. One piece is ...

Math - A piece of wire 12 m long is cut into 2 pieces. One piece is bent into ...

Calculus - A wire 4 meters long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent into a...

Math - You have a wire that is 35 cm long. You wish to cut it into two pieces. ...