# A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #15 kg # and the second with mass #24 kg#. If the first weight is # 7 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

##### 1 Answer

May 31, 2016

4.375m

#### Explanation:

Since the two weights kept on the lever balance it.The moments of the weihgts about the fulcrum

will be equal.

The weight of the mass 15kg is 15gN and that of 24kg is 24gN.

The first is weight is 7m away

from fulcrum.If the second is xm

away from the fulcrum then we can write