two bodies of masses 1 kg and 2 kg are located at (1,2) and (1,-3).what are the coordinates of the centre of mass?

Asked by ashakutty | 16th Nov, 2013, 07:36: AM

Expert Answer:

Body A has mass of 1 kg and location (1,2)

Body B has mass of 2kg and location (-1,3)

mcxc = m1x1 + m2x2

(1+2) xc = (1*1) + (2*-1)

xc = -1/3

similarly

mc yc = m1 y1 + m2 y2

(1=2) yc = (1*2)+(2*3)

yc= 8/3

Hence the co-ordinates of the center of mass are ( -1/3 , 8/3).

Answered by Faiza Lambe | 16th Nov, 2013, 11:01: AM

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