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Homework Help: Center of Mass of a Right Triangle

  1. Nov 6, 2004 #1
    Hey guys. this is my first time posting. can anyone tell me how to calculate the Y component of center of mass of a right triangle?? Major help would be appreciated :-D

    please email me at [email address deleted]
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  3. Nov 6, 2004 #2


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    Major hint:

    [tex]\bar y = \frac {1}{A}\int {y\ } {dx\ } {dy}[/tex]
  4. Feb 6, 2010 #3
    you need to find similar triangles

    2∕ab∫y(b-y)a/b dy

    this will do
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