A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #5 kg # and the second with mass #60 kg#. If the first weight is # 6 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

1 Answer
Feb 12, 2016

Answer:

#b=1/2=0,5 m#

Explanation:

#F_1:" First weight"#
#F_2:" Second weight"#
#a:" distance between F_1 and fulcrum"#
#b:" distance between F_2 and fulcrum"#
#"you can write balance equation by:"#
#F_1*a=F_2*b#
#5*6=60*b#
#cancel(30)=cancel(60)*b#
#b=1/2=0,5 m#