# A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #7 kg # and the second with mass #55 kg#. If the first weight is # 9 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

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Apr 7, 2018

#### Answer:

The distance is

#### Explanation:

The mass

The mass

The distance

Taking moments about the fulcrum

The distance is

Apr 7, 2018

#### Answer:

Approximately

#### Explanation:

On a balanced lever, we have the following relationship:

#m_1,m_2# are the masses of the two objects

#d_1,d_2# are the distances of the two objects from the fulcrum

And so, we got: