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    A metre stick has its centre of mass at the 50cm
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    mark, and weighs 0.92N. A 2.00N weight is stuck to the 10cm mark with massless glue. About which point will the ruler balance?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!!
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    A metre stick has its centre of mass at the 50cm
    50cm
    mark, and weighs 0.92N. A 2.00N weight is stuck to the 10cm mark with massless glue. About which point will the ruler balance?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!!
    What does your diagram look like?
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    A diagram wasn't given - so I've just drawn a straight line and labelled the downward forced at the corresponding points
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    Try taking moments about the balancing point, with the ruler in rotational equilibrium.

    You will need to use distances involving x when calculating your moments though. Then you can solve for x.
 
 
 
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