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Homework Help: HELP: Problem using Torque Formula

  1. Sep 21, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How close to the edge of the 20.0-kg table shown in Fig 12-54 can a 66.0-kg person sit without tripping?

    2. Relevant equations

    http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9875/figure1254so8.png [Broken]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm going to try and explain it what I've tried...

    -I've been trying to solve this using a torque formula, but I can't figure it out. I've tried using it in different way.. but no luck.
    -The answer in the back of the book says 0.32meters, but I can't figure out how they got to that number.
    -Hopefully you all can help?

    Thanks in advance,
    Shyam Patel
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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