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Homework Help: Simple lever question

  1. Apr 14, 2007 #1
    Hi, if you have a see saw with equal weights on each side, but it is at a slight angle; how do you calculate the force in newtons on one side which is making it balance?

    Please see the picture:

    http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6870/questionlw6.gif [Broken]

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  3. Apr 14, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    Does the slight angle make a difference?

    Hint: If the 50 Kg mass is in equilibrium, what force must the lever exert on it?
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