Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 12 - Exercises and Problems: 17

Answer

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Work Step by Step

We know that the torque about the rigid end of the log is given as $mgx_{cm}-Td=0$ We plug in the known values to obtain: $(7.5)x_m-(6.2)(23-4)=0$ This simplifies to: $x_{cm}=16m$
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