Select the position of the pivot point, then add masses to each side of the meter stick to balance it. The location of the CG of the meter stick is at 0.5 m, and the mass of the meter stick is 100 g.

Pivot Location

Pivot Location = 50 cm

Place a 20 g Mass

Mass Location = 50 cm   

When you think you have the masses all placed properly, check to see if your setup is in equilibrium or not!


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