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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In excersise physiology studies, it is sometimes important to determine the location of a persons mcenter of mass. ( It shows a picture of a girl laying on a plank with 2 scales under it)

A light plank rest on two scales, which read F_g1_ = 380N and F_g2_ =320N. A distance of 2.00m seperates the scales. How far from the womans feet is her center of mass?

F_g1_ = 380N

F_g2_ =320N

Person is 2.00m

2. Relevant equations

Center of Mass: Sum of (m x x)/M

Sorry I don't know how to type these symbols)

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought this would be a straightfoward problem but I cannot figure it out. I'm not even sure which equation of Center of Mass to use. Also your dealing with N as opposed to kilagrams, are you suppose to convert N to kg, is that even possible?:yuck:

It's driving me crazy, If anyone could help Id be in great debt!

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# Homework Help: Finding the Center of Mass of a Person Please Help me Out!

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