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Problem: True or False: There must be equal amounts of mass on both sides of the center of mass of an object? (Hint: Thinking about a situation involving point masses will help you answer this question) and Why is this so?

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Mass is a measure of the amount of matter in a substance. 

The x-coordinate of the center of mass is given as:

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

Y-coordinate of the center of mass:

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

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True or False: There must be equal amounts of mass on both sides of the center of mass of an object? (Hint: Thinking about a situation involving point masses will help you answer this question) and Why is this so?

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