Subject: Why do taller things balance easier than shorter things?
Date: Wed Aug 25 15:09:49 1999
Posted by Joe Conway
Grade level: 10-12
School: Palm Beach Gardens High School
City: NPB State/Province: FL
Area of science: Physics
For instance, my teacher snapped together 6 markers and balanced them on
his finger, while he did it with 1 marker, and it fell right away. I'm
thinking it has to do with the weight of 6:1 and also that if the taller
one were about to fall you would have more time to react before it
actually fell, whereas the shorter one, you would not. Please help.
Re: Why do taller things balance easier than shorter things?
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