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a) yes, they balance (see video for explanation)
b) yes, the top brick is $\dfrac{1}{24}$ clear of the edge of the table
c) $d = L\displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=1}^n \dfrac{1}{2i}$
d) 35 bricks are needed to span 1 metre

Giancoli 6th Edition, Chapter 9, Problem 37


Chapter 9, Problem 37 is solved.

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