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*Four-step plan:*

* Step 1* - FBD: Draw

*individual*FBDs of the bar and the block.

* Step 2* - Kinetics: Using your FBDs above, write down the Newton/Euler equations for the block and the bar. Be careful with your moment equation for the bar - since the bar does not have a fixed point, you need to use the center of mass of the bar for your moment equation.

* Step 3* - Kinematics: You need to relate the acceleration of the block to the acceleration of the center of mass, G, of the bar through the rigid body acceleration equation:

**a**_{G}=**a**_{O}+**α**_{bar}x**r**_{G/O}- ω_{bar}^{2}**r**_{G/O}* Step 4* - Solve