A balanced lever has two weights on it, the first with mass #9 kg # and the second with mass #32 kg#. If the first weight is # 4 m# from the fulcrum, how far is the second weight from the fulcrum?

1 Answer
Aug 25, 2017

Answer:

The distance is #=1.125m#

Explanation:

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The mass #M_2=9kg#

The mass #M_1=32kg#

The distance #b=4m#

Taking the moments about the fulcrum

#M_1*g*a=M_2*g*b#

#32*g*a=9*g*4#

#a=36/32=1.125m#