A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #6 kg # and the second with mass #27 kg#. If the first weight is # 8 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

1 Answer
Feb 5, 2016

Answer:

#16/9 = 1 7/9# m.

Explanation:

#6 " kgm" xx 8 " m" = 27 " kgm" xx ?#

#?= (6 cancel(" kgm")xx8 " m")/(27 cancel(" kgm")) = (2xx8 " m")/9 = 16/9 " m"#