# A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #34 kg # and the second with mass #68 kg#. If the first weight is # 3 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

##### 1 Answer

May 16, 2017

The second weight

#### Explanation:

The balanced lever is a simple scale in this configuration.

If the two weights balance each other then the distance from the fulcrum to each must be in proportion to the two weights.

That is:

We were told that:

So: