# A balanced lever has two weights on it, one with mass #2 kg# and one with mass #8 kg#. If the first weight is # 4 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 15, 2016

The distance is

#### Explanation:

In a state of equilibrium, the moments about the fulcrum of the weights are equal.

Let

Moment of first weight

Moment of second weight

So,