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

2. Relevant equations

p=mv

X_{CM}= (m_{1}x_{1}+ m_{2}x_{2})/(m_{1}+ m_{2})

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm really confused on this problem. I'm not sure if I should be using conservation of momentum, or what. Also do I have to compute the center of mass for the boat?

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Momentum in a boat problem

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