I made a machine a few years ago, there seems to be something wrong with it. I need the force to push the object to be equal to the weight 1:1. but it seems that it needs more force to move it. You can see the details in the below diagram. I suspect the mistake is in the angel and that the length of the vertical and the horizatal are not equal. I need to know the current ratio and how to calculate it, I would also like to know the mistake I did to make it 1:1. You can find the diagram in the attachment. Please explain in lame english terms. I did not understand " Your horizontal distance is 6*sin(80) = 5.9 ft, while your vertical distance is 5 ft. For the torque to balance, you need W*5.9 = F*5, thus F = (5.9/5)*W."