Three masses are placed on the x-axis: $$300$$ g at the origin, $$500$$ g at $$x =40$$ cm, and $$400$$ g at $$x=70$$ cm. The distance of the center of mass from the origin is:

 1 $$40$$ cm 2 $$45$$ cm 3 $$50$$ cm 4 $$30$$ cm
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A uniform square plate ABCD has a mass of 10 kg. If two point masses of 5 kg each are placed at the corners C and D as shown in the adjoining figure, then the centre of mass shifts to the mid-point of:

1. OH

2. DH

3. OG

4. OF

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The coordinates of the position of masses $$m_1=7$$ gm, $$m_2=4$$ gm, $$m_3=10$$ gm are $$\vec r_1=(\hat i+5\hat j-3\hat k),$$ $$\vec r_2=(2\hat i+5\hat j+7\hat k),$$ $$\vec r_3=(3\hat i+3\hat j-\hat k)$$ respectively in cm. The position of the centre of mass of the system would be:
1. $$\left(-\frac{15}{7}, \frac{85}{17}, \frac{1}{7}\right) \mathrm{cm}$$
2. $$\left(\frac{15}{7},-\frac{85}{17}, \frac{1}{7}\right) \mathrm{cm}$$
3. $$\left(\frac{15}{7}, \frac{85}{21},-\frac{1}{7}\right) \mathrm{cm}$$
4. $$\left(\frac{15}{7}, \frac{85}{21}, \frac{7}{3}\right) \mathrm{cm}$$
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The centre of the mass of 3 particles, 10 kg, 20 kg, and 30 kg, is at (0, 0, 0). Where should a particle with a mass of 40 kg be placed so that its combined centre of mass is (3, 3, 3)?
1. (0, 0, 0)
2. (7.5, 7.5, 7.5)
3. (1, 2, 3)
4. (4, 4, 4)

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Two particles of mass, 2 kg and 4 kg, are projected from the top of a tower simultaneously, such that 2 kg of mass is projected with a speed 20 m/s at an angle 30$°$ above horizontal and 4 kg is projected at 40 m/s horizontally. The acceleration of the centre of mass of the system of two particles will be:

1.  $\frac{g}{2}$

2. $\frac{g}{4}$

3.  g

4.  2g

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Five uniform circular plates, each of diameter D and mass m, are laid out as shown in the figure. Using the origin shown, the y co–ordinate of the centre of mass of the five–plate system will be:

 1 2D/5 2 4D/5 3 D/3 4 D/5
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A man of 50 kg mass is standing in a gravity free space at a height of 10 m above the floor. He throws a stone of 0.5 kg mass downwards with a speed of $2$ $m{s}^{-1}.$ When the stone reaches the floor, the distance of the man above the floor will be:

 1 9.9 m 2 10.1 m 3 10 m 4 20 m
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At t = 0, the positions of the two blocks are shown. There is no external force acting on the system. Find the coordinates of the center of mass of the system at t = 3 seconds:

 1 (1, 0) 2 (3, 0) 3 (4.5, 0) 4 (2.25, 0)
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A bomb is projected from the ground at a horizontal range of R. If the bomb explodes mid-air, then the range of its centre of mass is:

1.  $\frac{\mathrm{R}}{2}$

2.  $\mathrm{R}$

3.  $2\mathrm{R}$

4.  $\frac{2\mathrm{R}}{3}$

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Three identical spheres, each of mass M, are placed at the corners of a right-angle triangle with mutually perpendicular sides equal to 2m (see figure). Taking the point of intersection of the two mutually perpendicular sides as the origin, find the position vector of the centre of mass.

 1 $$2( \hat{i}+ \hat{j})$$ 2 $$( \hat{i}+ \hat{j})$$ 3 $${2 \over 3}( \hat{i}+ \hat{j})$$ 4 $${4 \over 3}( \hat{i}+ \hat{j})$$
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