Problem: Three odd-shaped blocks of chocolate have the following masses and center-of-mass coordinates: (1) 0.300kg , (0.300m , 0.400m ); (2) 0.400kg , (0.100m , -0.400m ); (3) 0.200kg , (-0.300m , 0.600m ).Part A: Find the x-coordinate of the center of mass of the system of three chocolate blocks.Part B: Find the y-coordinate of the center of mass of the system of three chocolate blocks.

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X-coordinate of the center of mass:

xcm=m1x1+m2x2+...+mnxnm1+m2+...+mn

Y-coordinate of the center of mass:

Ycm=m1y1+m2y2+...+mnynm1+m2+...+mn

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Three odd-shaped blocks of chocolate have the following masses and center-of-mass coordinates: (1) 0.300kg , (0.300m , 0.400m ); (2) 0.400kg , (0.100m , -0.400m ); (3) 0.200kg , (-0.300m , 0.600m ).

Part A: Find the x-coordinate of the center of mass of the system of three chocolate blocks.

Part B: Find the y-coordinate of the center of mass of the system of three chocolate blocks.

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