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This should be easy enough, but the fact that the guy is standing at x=0 is confusing me. The center of mass should be m[guy]*x[guy]+m[boat]*x[boat] / total mass

But since x[guy] is zero, then its just 162*3.4/(163+53) which comes out to 2.55, which is incorrect, since it has to be less than 1.7(center of mass of the boat alone). What am I missing?