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Homework Help: STATIC EQUILIBRIUM question help

  1. Apr 13, 2008 #1
    STATIC EQUILIBRIUM question help plz!!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 50 kg high wire artist carries a weighted pole, as illustrated. Her center of gravity is 80cm above the high wire, and the two 23 kg masses are located 120 cm vertically below the wire. Find the vertical location of the centre of gravity of the walker and the weighted pole, relative to the high wire. Is this a case of stable or unstable equilibrium?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have no idea how to start this problem. hel plz
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