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Finding center of gravity

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i need to find the center of gravity of the attached shape

    2. Relevant equations

    i know that in order to find center of gravity i can use the equation [tex]\Sigma[/tex]mixi[tex]/[/tex][tex]\Sigma[/tex]mi but for the case it doesnt work becasue i dont have mass of this shape it just says that the mass is uniformly distributed

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no clue how to solve it

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  3. Nov 16, 2008 #2


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    Find the centroid of the shape using areas instead of mass. When the mass is uniformly distributed, the results are the same. Or you could just assume a mass density of m per sq.cm, and the m's will cancel, right?
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