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# physics problem?

Imagine a balance beam with unequal arms. An earring placed in the left basket was balanced by 4.93 g of standard masses on the right. When placed in the right basket, the same earring required 14.60 g on the left to balance.

(a) Which was the longer arm?

The left arm is longer

The right arm is longer

(b) What is the mass of the earring?

______ g

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- Anonymous1 month agoFavourite answer
m*L = 4.93*R -----> L/R = 4.93/m

m*R = 14.60*L -----> L/R = m/14.60

4.93/m = m/14.60

m² = 4.93*14.60 = 72.0

m = 8.48 g <---------- (b)

L/R = 8.48/14.60 < 1

so Right side is longer <------- (a)

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- Anonymous1 month ago
longher arm is the right one

earring mass m = 4.93*14.60/4.93 = 14.60 grams

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