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For a seesaw that 14 ft long, where should the fulcrum be placed to balance a 204 lbs adult and a 81.6 lbs child?

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    For a seesaw to balance, weight X distance on one side of the seesaw has to equal weight X distance on the other side.

    x = distance of adult
    14 - x = distance of child

    204x = 81.6(14 - x)

    Simplify the equation and solve for x.

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