(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The two objects in the figure below are balanced on the pivot, with m = 2.4 kg. What is the distance d?

http://www.webassign.net/knight/p13-27alt.gif

2. Relevant equations

T=rf

3. The attempt at a solution

2.4kg + 4.0 kg= 6.4kg

6.4kg/2= 3.2kg on each side of pivot

Looking at the right half, 1.2kg+4kg= 5.2kg.

3.2kg/5.2kg * 1m = 0.615 m from right side

So 1.38 m from left side = d...THIS ANSWER IS WRONG

Basically, I understand all the main concepts, I got everything else on my homework right, but for some reason this problem has me stuck. Any help would be appreciated!

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# Torque Equilibrium on a Pivot

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