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A 170cm tall person lies on a light (massless) board which is supported by two scales, one under the feet and one beneath the top of the head. The two scales read, respectively, 31.6kg and 35.1 kg. Where is the center of gravity of this person?

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This solution provides a brief explanation on how to find the center of mass using distance and total mass.

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feet of man... scale reads 31.6 kg
head of man... scale reads 35.1 kg

CM = [(0 cm)(31.6 kg) + (170 cm)(35.1 ...

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