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**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

A meter stick is held 60 degrees to the horizontal on a flat frictionless surface. If it is let go what is the distance the back the stick will reach with respect to the length of the meter stick (l).

**2. Relevant equations**

I = 1/3 mL^2

Don't know what to use. This seems more conceptual.

**3. The attempt at a solution**

I assumed that the bottom of where the meter stick touches the ground is 0. If the stick is held at an angle and there is no net torque in the x-direction, then the center of mass should fall straight down right? I don't know where to go from there. How would I find out how far back the bottom of the meter stick has moved?