Find the center of gravity of a car with respect to the front axle. There is a distance of 130 inches between the front and back axles. There is a force of 1800lbs on the back axle and 2100lbs on the front axle.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I changed 130 inches to meters and I got 3.30m. I changed both 1800lbs and 2100lbs to Newtons and I got 8010N and 9345N respectively. I divided each by 9.8 to get their masses.

I then divided 3.30m by the sum of 817.3g + 953.6g. I got .0019m. So that means that the center of gravity is .0019m away from the front axle or .075inches.

Did I do this correctly? My answer does not seem to make much conceptual sense...

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# Homework Help: Center of gravity of a car

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