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?
Dec 15, 2016
The distance is
In a state of equilibrium, the moments about the fulcrum of the weights are equal.
Moment of first weight
Moment of second weight