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Posted by Priyanka on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 4:02am.

A 44.0-kg woman stands at one end of a 148 kg raft that is 6 m long. The other end of the raft is 0.5 m from a pier.

(a) The woman walks toward the pier until she gets to the other end of the raft and stops there. Now what is the distance between the raft and the pier? in m please

(b) How far did the woman walk (relative to the pier)? in m please

I tried the following:

(44*5)+(148*0.5)/(44+148) but i get the wrong answer I don't know what I am doing wrong! And for b I don't know how to do that! Please help am confused! Thank you.

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