How to Find the Center of Mass of a Cone


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The center of mass is the point at which all the mass of an object seems to be _____.

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1. A cone of height 6 cm has a center of mass located at _____ from the base.

2. Two cones of the same height have different sized bases. Which cone has the lower center of mass?

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Using the quiz and worksheet, you can check your knowledge of finding the center of of mass of a cone. You need to know how to find the center of mass for the quiz.

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  • When the center of mass does NOT depend on density
  • Finding the height of a cone given the center of mass
  • The meaning of the center of mass
  • Calculating center mass of a cone given the height

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