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

The two objects in the figure below are balanced on the pivot, with m = 1.8 kg. What is the distance d?

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff4/alg5045/p13-27alt.gif

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I haven't attempted a solution because I'm not sure how to set this problem up. I know that a Fnet must be found, and I know that the two masses would be in the equation and I know that the pivot would exert a normal force. I know part of the equation would be Fnet = N(pivot) - (m1 + m2)g, but where do the distances come into play?

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# Homework Help: Finding distance with a pivot

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