LEVER ARMS and and Balancing Torque
1. Use the slider bars to set the mass of each person on the see-saw.
2. Adjust the distance from one or both of them from the center of the see-saw and see if you can balance them!
Remember that to balance the two riders the torques around the pivot must be equal.
Torque = (Force) x (Length of the Lever Arm)
MBooBoo (dBooBoo) ( 9.8 m/sec2) = MGarfield(dGarfield) ( 9.8 m/sec2)
dBooBoo = (MGarfield / MBooBoo) (dGarfield)