Nayef S.

asked • 03/16/18

Displacement, Center of Mass

A student of mass 75 kg is in a small rowboat of mass
95 kg resting on a calm lake. How far will the boat move
if the student walks from the bow to the stern of the
boat? The distance from the bow to the stern is 2.5 m.
Ignore any horizontal force exerted by the water.
What are the steps to solve this kind of problem?

1 Expert Answer


Arturo O. answered • 03/16/18

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Arturo O.

I have a typo in the Answer; it should be
Δx' = -(m/M)Δx
For some reason, the correction is not saving when I edit the Answer.


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