The figure below shows a rigid 3-mass system

which can rotate about an axis perpendicular

to the system. The mass of each connecting

rod is negligible. Treat the masses as particles.

The x-axis is along the horizontal direction

with the origin at the left-most mass 5 kg.

The masses are separated by rods of length

5 m, so that the entire length is 2 (5 m).

Determine the x-coordinate of the center of

mass for the three-mass system with respect

to the origin.

Answer in units of m.

which can rotate about an axis perpendicular

to the system. The mass of each connecting

rod is negligible. Treat the masses as particles.

The x-axis is along the horizontal direction

with the origin at the left-most mass 5 kg.

The masses are separated by rods of length

5 m, so that the entire length is 2 (5 m).

Determine the x-coordinate of the center of

mass for the three-mass system with respect

to the origin.

Answer in units of m.

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