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Question in centroid for given figure

  1. Nov 10, 2011 #1
    hi all ..

    Hello .. I am a new member .. I have a test next week .. I have some difficulty in such matters ..

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    thanks
     
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  3. Nov 10, 2011 #2

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    Welcome to Physics Forums.

    For the y-coordinate of a triangle's centroid, it is not half of the height but rather is located closer to the base. In fact it is 1/3 of the height above the base:

    166px-Triangle_centroid_1.svg.png
    (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centroid)
     
  4. Nov 10, 2011 #3
    I did not understand .. Explain with example if possible
     
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