Figuring Physics dealing With the balance of a broom?
The broom balances at its center of gravity. If you saw the broom into two parts through the center of gravity you'll have a "handle part" and a "broom part". If you then weigh each part on a scale, you'll find the part that weighs more will be the
A. handle part
B. broom part
C. neither, for both will weigh the same
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
the weight would remain the same for the whole
- 7 years ago
I think the broom part will weigh more because it has a shorter arm. If the broom is not rotating then the torque has to be the same amount but opposite in direction. If the mass of the broom part is not as far away as the mass of the handle part it would have to be more to balance the torque of the handle. Weight x distance(@90degrees) = torque Sort of like a heavy person on a see saw can be balanced if they sit closer to the fulcrum than a lighter person sits.
- 1 decade ago
C. Since you saw the broom through its center of gravity, its means the weight is equal on its left and right.Source(s): basic physics
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you didn't mention as to whether your riding it or using it to sweep up crumbs