A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #22 kg # and the second with mass #24 kg#. If the first weight is # 4 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

1 Answer
Aug 12, 2017

Answer:

The distance is #=3.67m#

Explanation:

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The masses are

#M_1=24kg#

#M_2=22kg#

The distance #b=4m#

Taking moments about the fulcrum

#M_1g*a=M_2g*b#

#a=M_2/M_1*b=22/24*4=3.67m#

The distance is #=3.67m#