Equilibrium of a stiff plate on inclined planes

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If the plate slips, one way or the other, will G move higher or lower?
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You wrote, correctly, that if it slips G will follow the arc of a circle centred at O, and that at equilibrium it is vertically above O. So if it moves left or right it will also move down, right? It is like a pebble at the top of a perfectly smooth sphere.
 
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You wrote, correctly, that if it slips G will follow the arc of a circle centred at O, and that at equilibrium it is vertically above O. So if it moves left or right it will also move down, right? It is like a pebble at the top of a perfectly smooth sphere.
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