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## Homework Statement

In a ship of 10000 tons, the breadth of whose deck is 20 m, a mass of 50 tons is moved from one side to the other causing the bob of a plumb line 10 m long to move over 20 cm. Find the metacentric height?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't know whether this is correct.

Metacentric height = wx/Wθ

Where w = 50 ton, x = 10 m, W = 10000 tons. I don't know how to calculate θ? Is it sinθ or tanθ? Because for small angles both sinθ and cosθ is equal to θ.

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