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Problem: (a) Find the  x-coordinate  xcm  of the system's center of mass. Give your answer in terms of  m1,  m2,  x1, and x2.(b) If  m2  >>  m1 , then the center of mass is located:A. Left of  m1  at a distance much greater than  x2 - x1.B. Left of  m1  at a distance much less than  x2 - x1.C. Right of  m1 at a distance much less than  x2 - x1.D. Right of  m2 at a distance much greater than  x2 - x1.E. Right of  m2 at a distance much less than  x2 - x1.F. Left of  m2 at a distance much less than  x2 - x1. 

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(a) At the center of mass of the system:

x=m1x1+m2x2m1+m2

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(a) Find the  x-coordinate  xcm  of the system's center of mass. Give your answer in terms of  m1,  m2,  x1, and x2.

(b) If  m2  >>  m1 , then the center of mass is located:

A. Left of  m1  at a distance much greater than  x2 - x1.
B. Left of  m1  at a distance much less than  x2 - x1.
C. Right of  m1 at a distance much less than  x2 - x1.
D. Right of  m2 at a distance much greater than  x2 - x1.
E. Right of  m2 at a distance much less than  x2 - x1.
F. Left of  m2 at a distance much less than  x2 - x1

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