Problem 60GP

A 25-kg round table is supported by three legs equal distances apart on the edge. What minimum mass, placed on the table’s edge, will cause the table to overturn?

Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 4 Mass of the rocket=M=1 kg Mass of the package=m=5 kg Initial velocity of the rocket along x axis=(v ) = i R Initial velocity of the package along x axis=(v ) =0 m/i p Final velocity of the rocket along x axis=(v ) f R Final velocity of the package along x axis=(v ) f p Linear momentum before collision = linear momentum after collision pf= p i M(v )f+mR(v ) =f(vp) +m(v i R i p M(v )f+mR(v ) =f(vp) +0 i R After collision (vf) R(v )f=vp f (M+m)v f =M(v )i R (M+m)v f (vi) R M ……………………(1)