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The figure shows a composite slab with dimensions d1 = 11.7 cm, d2 = 3.93 cm, and d3 = 12.9 cm. Half the slab consists of aluminum (density = 2.70 g/cm3) and half consists of iron (density = 7.85 g/cm3). What are (a) the x coordinate, (b) the y coordinate, and (c) the z coordinate of the slab's center of mass?

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Step 1

The coordinate of the slab’s center of mass can be calculated using following steps.

Given:

Step 2

Calculation:

Let’s consider that the origin of the slab is at the left corner of the slab according to the diagram.

Distance d3 is the distance along x-axis, distance d1 is the distance along y-axis and distance d2 is

the distance along z-axis.

a) x-coordinate of the center of mass is,

Step 3

b) z-coordinate of the c...

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