# Physics momentum and center of mass: How far will the boat move?

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Two people, one of mass 75.6 kg and the other of mass 60.2 kg, sit in a rowboat of mass 82.4 kg. With the boat initially at rest, the two people, who have been sitting at opposite ends of the boat 2.02 m apart from each other, now exchange seats. How far will the boat move?

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The simple method for the solution of this problem is as follows:

Initially sum(mi*xi) = finally sum(mi*xi)

Let the boat ...

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With good explanations and calculations, the problem is solved.

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