flutieflakes
howdy. i'm not too good at physics, and i have a lab due tomorrow. it isn't too complex of a problem, so help would be appreciated. if you are willing to help, say "asyemptote" and i will type the problem. thanks a bundle

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If you have a question, post it. If not get to work on your lab.

flutieflakes
ok here it is (i just wanted to see if anyone was still in the forum

M1 M2
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22cm| 78cm|
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6.7cm| 68cm|
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70g 260g

The horizontal line is a 100cm yard stick weighing 120g
The verticle lines are strings attached to weights (the ones going up are attached to pulleys)
The Lengths next to the strings are the distance from the left end of the stick to the strings.
What would I do to determine the weight of M1 and M2?
The apparatus is hanging in equilibrium.
Thanks

flutieflakes
that didnt work too well, but imagine the weights correspond to the lenghs above or below them. (if you still dont get it, thats ok. it's a pretty confusing diagram of it.)

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