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)


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