Find the x- and y-coordinates of the center of mass of the flat triangular plate of height H = 87.8 cm and base B = 50.7 cm shown in the figure.
x =
y =

I have tried this problem a multitude of times and I cannot seem to get this right, Please help!

I have used the equation Xcm = 1/m (integral sign) xdm

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 171
  1. Without the figure or a good description of it, we can't help you.

    Coordinates of the center of mass depend how the triangle is oriented in the coordinate system. They also depend upon whether the triangle is isosceles or scalene

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Calculus

    Find the total mass of the triangular region with coordinates (-1,0),(0,4),and (1,0). All lengths are in centimeters, and the density of the region is (x)=5+x grams/c^m2. I know that to get the total mass i have to do density*

    asked by Caroline on October 26, 2011
  2. physics

    For the purposes of this problem, there are three parts to the figure, and the center of mass of each one is shown in the drawing. These parts are: (1) the torso, neck, and head (total mass = 40.4 kg) with a center of mass located

    asked by Anonymous on March 27, 2014

    A steel plate has the form of one-fourth of a circle with a radius of 42 centimeters. Two two-centimeter holes are to be drilled in the plate positioned as shown in the figure in the website. Find the coordinates of the center of

    asked by Help me please! on February 13, 2019
  4. physics

    A triangular plate with a non-uniform areal density has a mass M=0.700 kg. It is suspended by a pivot at P and can oscillate as indicated below. Its center of mass is a distance d=0.200 m from the pivot axis and its moment of

    asked by liv on December 4, 2011
  5. Pre-calculus HELP PLEASE !

    Find the coordinates of the center of the ellipse represented by 4x^2 + 9y^2 – 18y – 27 = 0. For 2x^2 + xy + 2y^2 = 1, find , the angle of rotation about the origin, to the nearest degree. Find the distance between points at

    asked by Becca on April 12, 2013
  1. Math

    Sharon made a scale drawing of a triangular park. The coordinates for the vertices of the park are: (– 10, 5) (15, 5) (10, 12) Her scale is 1 unit = 1 meter. What is the area of the triangular park in square meters? How do you

    asked by Mary on May 21, 2015
  2. Physics

    A square plate has a side length of 1.20 m. A 24.0-N ~ m torque is applied about an axis perpendicular to the plate through its center. If it experiences an angular acceleration of 6.25 rad/s2, calculate the mass of the plate.

    asked by Chris on August 13, 2018
  3. physics

    A circular plate of uniform thickness has a diameter of 56cm.A circular portion of diameter 42cm is removed from one edge of the plate .find the position of the center of mass of the remaining portion.

    asked by sony on October 13, 2012
  4. calculus

    find the coordinates of the centroid bounded by y=25x^2 and y=4. the region is covered by a thin flat plate

    asked by Anonymous on October 16, 2014
  5. CALC

    Find center of mass of the lamina that occupies the region D and has the given density function ρ. D is the triangular region with vertices (0, 0), (2, 1), (0, 3); ρ(x, y) = 5(x + y) mass=30 Find center of mass

    asked by HELP on October 20, 2016

    A thin rectangular plate of uniform areal density σ = 2.79 kg/m2 has length of 37.0 cm and width of 23.0 cm. The lower left hand corner is located at the origin, (x,y)= (0,0) and the length is along the x-axis. (a)There is a

    asked by Nancy on April 10, 2016

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.