# A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #14 kg # and the second with mass #9 kg#. If the first weight is # 2 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 7, 2017

#### Explanation:

A moment is the product of force and the distance over which the force acts.

In a balanced lever, both moments are equal to each other, so

We can work out the force either side by

and put these values, along with