You have one meter stick that weights 100g. Calculate the torgue on the stick at 20 cm mark for
A. whole stick weight when the center is at 50cm
B. the left and right weight of the stick are separate, "with their masses located at the halfway points between the 20cm mark and the end on that side"
the pan mass (left side) is unknown and the slider (right) is 10g
The Attempt at a Solution
for A. I get the torque on both side by multiply the [mass] time gravity (9.8) times the distance (of how far they are from the 20 cm mark, so left side d would be 20cm and right side is 80cm
B. I don't fully understand what they mean by the mass being separated. Does it mean the mass of that side from the pivot point? so the right side would weight 80g and the left 20g?
Is this correct? if not why?