Hello, i've recently being learning about balancing forces on a pivot.I understand the part about calculating force x distance(from pivot) so that both clockwise and anti-clockwise balance but i'm stuck as to what effect it has when you move the pivot point.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Say for example you have a 10m beam with a central pivot, and a 200n weight 3m to the left of the pivot and a 300n weight 2m to the right of the pivot.This would balance as the forces on either side are 600n.

What effect would moving the pivot 2m metres to the left make if the beam weighed 1000n?

Just to add this isn't a homework question I just thought an example(I hope it's clear) might make it easier to understand, alot of the articles i've found only cover the effect when the pivot is in the centre.

Thanks

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# Question on pivots

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