A horizontal uniform meter stick supported at the 50-cm mark has a mass of 0.50 kg hanging from itat the 20-cm mark and a 0.30 kg mass hanging from it at the 60-cm mark. Determine the position onthe meter stick at which one would hang a third mass of 0.60 kg to keep the meter stick balanced.a. 74 cmb. 70 cmc. 65 cmd. 86 cme. 62 cm

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A horizontal uniform meter stick supported at the 50-cm mark has a mass of 0.50 kg hanging from it
at the 20-cm mark and a 0.30 kg mass hanging from it at the 60-cm mark. Determine the position on
the meter stick at which one would hang a third mass of 0.60 kg to keep the meter stick balanced.
a. 74 cm
b. 70 cm
c. 65 cm
d. 86 cm
e. 62 cm
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A horizontal uniform meter stick supported at the 50-cm mark has a mass of 0.50 kg hanging from it at the 20-cm mark and a 0.30 kg mass hanging from it at the 60-cm mark. Determine the position on the meter stick at which one would hang a third mass of 0.60 kg to keep the meter stick balanced. a. 74 cm b. 70 cm c. 65 cm d. 86 cm e. 62 cm

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Let x be the position on the meter stick at which one would hang a third mass to keep the meter stick balanced. The sum moments about the center of the meter stick and set equal to zero.

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The position of the third mass should be placed at 20 cm from the 50 cm.All the moment arms relative to the center of sti...

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