Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lever Problem 4 Solution

In this Algebra Lever problem solution, you again will have a problem where the distance times the weights have to equal on both sides. Also since Steve sits twice as far, he is 8 feet away since Samuel is 4 feet away and Steve sits twice as far as Samuel.

Here's the algebra equation:

65(4) + 85(8) = 200x

260 + 680 = 200x

940 = 200x

040/200 = x

94/20 = x = 4 and 14/20 or 4 and 7/10 or 4.7 feet is how far Big Billy would have to sit on the opposite side of the teeter totter across from Samuel and Steve.

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