16. We denote the mass of Ricardo as MRand that of Carmelita as MC. Let the center of mass of the two-person system (assumed to be closer to Ricardo) be a distance xfrom the middle of the canoe of length Land mass m. ThenMR(L/2 – x) = mx+ MC(L/2 + x).Now, after they switch positions, the center of the canoe has moved a distance 2
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