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

A non-uniform plank of wood XY is 2.50m long and weighs 950N. Force-meters (spring balances) A and B are attached to the plank at a distance of 0.40m from each end, as illustrated in the Figure below

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When the plank is horizontal, force-meter A records 570N

(i) Calculate the reading on force-meter B

(ii) Determine the distance of the center of gravity from the end X of the plank.

2. Relevant equations

Moment = Force x Perpendicular Distance

3. The attempt at a solution

(i) [tex]A + B = 950N[/tex]

[tex]B = 950 - 570 = 380N[/tex]

(ii) I don't know how to solve this question, need help!

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# Homework Help: Determine the distance of the center of gravity from the end X of the plank?

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