Problem: Find the y-coordinate.Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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Center of mass about an axis is given by:

n=1n=imiyi=(n=1n=imi)y¯

The two 100 g masses are located at y = 0 cm. The 200 g mass is located at the height of the triangle. Using Pythagoras theorem, the height of the triangle is:

h = [hyp2 - (base/2)2](1/2) = (102 - 62)(1/2) = 8 cm

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Part A Find the coordinates of the center of mass.

Find the y-coordinate.

Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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