# proof of the property related to center of mass.

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Prove the following statement:

"THE SUMMATION OF MASS MOMENTS OF ALL THE COMPONENTS OF SYSTEM ABOUT ITS CENTRE OF MASS IS ALWAYS EQUAL TO ZERO."

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asked Dec 10, 2014
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This isn't even true in general, but only holds for systems in rotational equilibrim/when weight is the only force acting.

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Isn't it a definition of the center of mass $\mathbf{R}_{\rm{CM}}=\sum_i m_i\mathbf{r}_i/M_{\rm{tot}}$? When $\mathbf{R}_{\rm{CM}}=0$ it means the sum of mass moments is zero.