Problem 7PE

Two children of mass 20 kg and 30 kg sit balanced on a seesaw with the pivot point located at the center of the seesaw. If the children are separated by a distance of 3 m, at what distance from the pivot point is the small child sitting in order to maintain the balance?

Solution

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Consider two children's of mass and sit on a seesaw with a pivot located at the center of the seesaw we need to find the distance from the pivot point by which the small child can sit in order to maintain the equilibrium.