ENGR 200
Ryan Franz
HW 20 Solution
10/16/09
The goal is to find the centroid.
Right triangles are the easiest to manage, so it helps to express this scalene triangle in terms of right
triangles:
AREA 1 = AREA 2 – AREA 3
The centroid of a right triangle is onethird of the distance from its base.
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 Statics, Right triangle, Hypotenuse, triangle, Special right triangles, Ryan Franz

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