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## The Attempt at a Solution

Im not too sure about going about solving this problem can anyone give me a head start?

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Im not too sure about going about solving this problem can anyone give me a head start?

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1) Initial conditions

Find the center of mass of the olive-nut system.

Because this is a 2-d problem, apply the center of mass equation for each direction: x direction, and y direction.

2) Movement

Find out where the olive and nut moved to given the force on each and the time.

3) Final position

Find the final center of mass after they've moved.

Let me know if you need more details after you try it.

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1) Initial conditions

Find the center of mass of the olive-nut system.

Because this is a 2-d problem, apply the center of mass equation for each direction: x direction, and y direction.

2) Movement

Find out where the olive and nut moved to given the force on each and the time.

3) Final position

Find the final center of mass after they've moved.

Let me know if you need more details after you try it.

Okay, I found the xcom to be 0.108 and the ycom to be 1.288, but I don't know how to do part 2 because what equation do I use that involves force and time?

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