(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Calculate the X_com of the cone of mass M in terms of quantities given in the picture. The density of the cone is uniform.

See the attachments for the picture.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

When I did it I got

X_com = (3L)/2

and I am unsure if this is correct or not. The infinitely small sections are circular disks of area pi R^2 were r is the radius of the infinitely small disk and a volume just an infinitely small width dx times the area. therefore the density

rho = dm/dV = dm/(pi R^2 dx)

I sort of got confused when I did because the radius changes with respect to x and during the middle of the test I sort of rushed this problem and thought that it just canceled out in the end but believe I may be wrong

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# Homework Help: Center of mass of a cone

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