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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Why does a long pole help a tightrope walker stay balanced?

To determine
Why ropewalkers use pole to stay balanced.

Explanation

Center of gravity is an imaginary point where all the weight of an object appears to be concentrated.

When the person walks on the rope, the center of gravity keeps changing from the equilibrium position. As a result, a torque is produced which makes the person to lose balance...

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