# A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #8 kg # and the second with mass #30 kg#. If the first weight is # 7 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

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Dec 26, 2015

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

I will apply the second condition of static equilibrium which states that the resultant torque (moments) must be zero,

ie.

where

So in this particular case,