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Two scales support a massless plank from either end, separated by 3 m. A person, whose height is less than 3 m, lies down on the plank with their head on the leftmost scale. The leftmost scale reads 314 N, and the rightmost scale reads 112 N.
(a)
Calculate the person’s mass, in kg.
(b)
What is the location, in metres from the person’s head, of their centre of mass?

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