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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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The three masses shown in FIGURE EX12.6 are connected by massless, rigid rods. What are the coordinates of the center of mass?

The position of the center of mass is

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Step 1. Given information

Let us assume that the mass be at origin.

The co-ordinates of ball A is

The co-ordinates of ball B is

The co-ordinates of ball C is

Step 2. Explanation

The x-coordinate of center of mass is,

The Y-coordinate of center of mass is,

Therefore, the position of the center of mass is .

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