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The centre of mass of a fork

  1. Oct 21, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Refer to attachments, this question is insane.


    2. Relevant equations
    Yet to determine how to break down the fork and which equations to apply


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have tried to break down the fork into rectangles and triangles, any suggestions about how to approach this problem? The changing thickness allows poses some confusion for me!
     

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  3. Oct 21, 2010 #2
    Hah, at least the fork has symmetry on one axis. I don't know, I imagine you can get away with a bunch of approximations. For example you could make the top part of the fork rectangular, and the connecting part like a board at an angle.
     
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