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

Find the minimum lateral shift in position of the centre of gravity of a standing man whose mass is 80 kg, when is carrying a 14 kg pail of water. Assume that he wishes to have an equal load on each foot. How is this shift in his centre of gravity accomplished?

2. Relevant equations

F=0

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1712/pailgg5.png [Broken]

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't know where to start! With the pail, he has to have 58 kg on each foot. There's the weight of the bucket and the weight of the man, but since he's shifting, should I divide him in half? Like 40 kg on each foot?

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# Homework Help: Finding shift in centre of gravuty

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