A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #32 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
Dec 1, 2017

Answer:

The distance is #=28/3m#

Explanation:

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The masses are

#M_1=32kg#

and

#M_2=24kg#

The distance #a=7m#

Taking moments about the fulcrum

#M_1xxa=M_2xxb#

#32xx7=24xxb#

#b=(32xx7)/24=28/3m#