A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #3 kg # and the second with mass #25 kg#. If the first weight is # 6 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

1 Answer
Apr 20, 2017

Answer:

The distance is #=1.44m#

Explanation:

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Mass, #M_2=6kg#

Mass, #M_1=25kg#

Distance, #b=6m#

Taking moments about the fulcrum

#M_1*a=M_2*b#

#a=M_2/M_1*b#

#=(6g)/(25g)*6=1.44m#