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Origin for a Sawhorse?

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Summary: So we are just gonna ignore the distance between C and the left support point (-D/2)? If the origin is at C, doesn't this mean M is -D/2 from the origin? In the evaluation, they clearly acknowledged that there is a distance between C and xp which is (-D/2)...

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You wish to discuss a solution to a problem without stating or displaying the problem?

If the origin is at C, doesn't this mean M is -D/2 from the origin?
If the origin is at C and the center of mass of the plank (M) is at C then this means that M is 0 from the origin, surely.
 
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Oh okay yeah I misread the question..the M is the mass of the plank not some other object. Thanks
 

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