# A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #8 kg # and the second with mass #3 kg#. If the first weight is # 2 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 11, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

We apply the second condition for static equilibrium which states that the resultant torque (moments) must be zero,

ie.

where

So application in this case yields :