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    Question Seesaws

    "Jim weighs 87 pounds and his Dad weighs 175 pounds. If Jim sits 10 feet from the seesaw support, how far, in feet, must his Dad sit from the support in order to balance the seesaw?" These problems are very hard...
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    Re: Seesaws

    Quote Originally Posted by evilgummybear View Post
    "Jim weighs 87 pounds and his Dad weighs 175 pounds. If Jim sits 10 feet from the seesaw support, how far, in feet, must his Dad sit from the support in order to balance the seesaw?" These problems are very hard...
    Is this spam? It looks like it.
    There is no evidence of an attempt to show any work.
    Yes, that means it is surely spam!
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    Re: Seesaws

    Once again, read my post on the Rectangular Prism!
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    Re: Seesaws

    Quote Originally Posted by evilgummybear View Post
    Once again, read my post on the Rectangular Prism!
    Did you supply any work of your own there?
    If not, you are wasting time?
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    Re: Seesaws

    How can I, I don't know where to start? I tried adding all the variables together. Then, I divided the number part excluding the X by the volume. I'm talking about the rectangular prism question.
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    Re: Seesaws

    Quote Originally Posted by evilgummybear View Post
    How can I, I don't know where to start? I tried adding all the variables together. Then, I divided the number part excluding the X by the volume. I'm talking about the rectangular prism question.
    Then why are you trying to work these?
    If you truly have no idea how to start, then you cannot understand any answer we suggest.

    This is not a tutorial service?
    See your teacher for the kind of help you need.
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    Re: Seesaws

    Look, I am sorry I yelled at you and didn't understand the rules, but sometimes, you have to understand that newbies are not always perfect. In that case, try canceling my ID out. That will help for both me and you. And I don't have to be "wasting my time." I am deeply offended. But I am very sorry (truly). I guess asking the teacher might help. But I don't have that kind of time. If you can suggest another website or forum that is created for "tutorials that will truly help." By the way, you sound like a robot.
    Last edited by evilgummybear; February 16th 2013 at 05:04 PM.
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    Re: Seesaws

    Cool it down. if the mass M is at a distance of a from support and mass N at a distance of b from the support then the seasaw will balance only when M* a = N * b.
    I think that should take care of solution.
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