A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #15 kg # and the second with mass #27 kg#. If the first weight is # 8 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

1 Answer
Feb 15, 2016

Answer:

#x=40/9 m#

Explanation:

#"(the first mass) X (distance from fulcrum)=(the second mass) X (distance from fulcrum)"#
#15*8=27*x#
#x=120/27#
#x=40/9 m#