To find: The distance of woman from fulcrum.
The distance of woman from fulcrum is 6.4 ft.
A boy is at one end 8 ft from the fulcrum and the weight of boy is 100 lb.
The weight of woman is 125 lb.
Formula used: Law of the lever
The product of the weight and its distance from the fulcrum must be same on each side,
Let the distance of woman from the fulcrum be x.
Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.
|In words||In algebra|
|Distance of woman||x|
|Product of weight and distance||125x|
Model the equation for the above information.
Simplify the above equation for x.
Thus, the distance of woman from fulcrum is 6.4 ft.
Subscribe to bartleby learn! Ask subject matter experts 30 homework questions each month. Plus, you’ll have access to millions of step-by-step textbook answers!