A horizontal scaffold, of length 2.00 m and uniform mass 50.0 kg, is suspended from a building by two cables. The scaffold has dozens of paint cans stacked on it at various points. The total mass of the paint cans is 80.0 kg. The tension in the cable at the right is 830 N. How far horizontally from that cable is the center of mass of the system of paint cans?
I can't seem to get the right answer, I believe I may be missing a force. I set the rotational axis to the left side
Sigma F = 0
The Attempt at a Solution
I have tried to create a balance of torque equation:
(L/2)* MassScaffold * g + x*MassPaint*g - 830L = 0