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Problem: Three identical coins lie on three corners of a square a = 17.0 cm on a side, as shown in (Figure 1) .A: Determine the x coordinate of the center of gravity of the three coins. Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.B:Determine the y coordinate of the center of gravity of the three coins. Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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X-coordinate of the center of mass:

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

m1 = m2 = m3 = m

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Three identical coins lie on three corners of a square a = 17.0 cm on a side, as shown in (Figure 1) .

A: Determine the x coordinate of the center of gravity of the three coins. Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.
B:Determine the y coordinate of the center of gravity of the three coins. Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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