# Assignment 17

```PROBLEM 5.2
Locate the centroid of the plane area shown.
SOLUTION
For the area as a whole, it can be concluded by observation that
Y =
2
(72 mm)
3
or Y = 48.0 mm
Dimensions in mm
A, mm 2
x , mm
x A, mm3
1
1
× 30 × 72 = 1080
2
20
21,600
2
1
× 48 × 72 = 1728
2
46
79,488
Σ
Then X A = Σ x A
2808
101,088
X (2808) = 101, 088
or X = 36.0 mm
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PROBLEM 5.6
Locate the centroid of the plane area shown.
SOLUTION
Then
A, in 2
x , in.
y , in.
x A, in 3
y A, in 3
1
14 × 20 = 280
7
10
1960
2800
2
−π (4) 2 = −16π
6
12
–301.59
–603.19
Σ
229.73
1658.41
2196.8
X=
Σ xA 1658.41
=
ΣA
229.73
X = 7.22 in.
Y =
Σ y A 2196.8
=
Σ A 229.73
Y = 9.56 in.
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PROBLEM 5.26
A thin, homogeneous wire is bent to form the perimeter of the figure
indicated. Locate the center of gravity of the wire figure thus formed.
SOLUTION
Then
y , in.
xL, in 2
yL, in 2
3
80.498
40.249
7.5
36
22.5
9
9
54
54.0
3
6
7.5
18
22.5
5
6
3
6
18
36.0
6
6
0
3
0
18.0
Σ
37.416
206.50
193.249
L, in.
x , in.
1
122 + 62 = 13.4164
6
2
3
12
3
6
4
X ΣL = Σx L
Y ΣL =Σ y L
X (37.416) = 206.50
Y (37.416) = 193.249
X = 5.52 in.
Y = 5.16 in.
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