you have a balance with 1kg weight in each 1 meter long arm(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

when its horizontal each 10 N force * 1 m long will balance so the balance wont move

but when you lean the balance 45º the vertical force will be cos 45 * 10 N in each arm so the balance should stay in that position since the forces are equal but it tend to level horizontal

can anyone explain this please

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# How can you explain how a balance works vectorially?

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