Edit: Nevermind. I figured out that I was using the wrong coords and the wrong mass of the second object. The correct answer was -.25m.
The formula for center of mass isA uniform square plate 6. m on a side has had a square piece 2. m on a side cut out of it (see the figure). The center of that piece is at x=2 m, y = 0. The center of the square plate is at x = y = 0. Find the coordinates of the center of mass of the remaining piece. x-component ( m)?
Where A is area and h is height of the object.
This is a very easy topic and a very easy question. I'm just having trouble seeing where the coords are. In my attempt I had the following values:
My final answer was 1.54m. The online system tells me this is wrong. Does anyone see where I went wrong?