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

Find the x-coordinate of the center of mass of the composite object shown in the figure. The sphere, cylinder, and rectangular solid all have a uniform composition. Their masses and dimensions are: sphere: 200 g, diameter = 10 cm; cylinder: 450 g, length = 11 cm, radius = 5.0 cm; rectangular solid: m = 220 g, length in x-direction = 16 cm, height = 10 cm, depth = 12 cm.

2. Relevant equations

using the formula: x1m1+x2m2+x3m3 / Total mass of objects

3. The attempt at a solution

200(10) + 11(450) + 16(220) / 870 = 12.0346

what am I missing/doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Having trouble finding the center of mass for multiple objects

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