# math

posted by .

Two boys weighing 60 pounds and 80 pounds balance a seesaw. How many feet from the fulcrum must the heavier boy sit if the lighter boy is 8 feet from the fulcrum ?

• math -

Dx80=8x60 or D=480/80=6 feet

## Similar Questions

1. ### PreCalculus

Two children are playing on the seesaw. THe lighter child is 9 feet from the fulcrum, and the heavier child is 6 feet from the fulcrum. As the lighter child goes from the ground to the highest point, she travels through an angle of …
2. ### PRECALC HELP!!

Two children are playing on the seesaw. THe lighter child is 9 feet from the fulcrum, and the heavier child is 6 feet from the fulcrum. As the lighter child goes from the ground to the highest point, she travels through an angle of …
3. ### Algebra

Two children balance on opposite ends of a seesaw. One child weighs 45 pounds and the other weighs 38 pounds. The distance between them is 10 feet. What is the distance of each child from the fulcrum (the center balance point of the …
4. ### physics

A playground seesaw is exactly 3.00 m long. A little girl who weighs 425 N is sitting on one end. If a little boy weighing 575 N wants to sit on the other side, how far must he sit from the fulcrum to keep the seesaw perfectly balanced?
5. ### algebra

To balance a seesaw, the distance, in feet, a person is from the fulcrum is inversely proportional to the person's weight, in pounds. Peter, who weighs 150 pounds, is sitting 3 feet away from the fulcrum. If Joey weighs 90 pounds, …
6. ### science

A uniform plank of a seesaw is 5 meter long and supported at its centre.a boy weighing 40kgf sits at a distance 1.5meter from one end of the seesaw.where must a girl weighing 25kgf sit on the other end of the seesaw so as to balance …
7. ### Physics

A boy with a mass of 40kg is seated a distance of 3.0m from the fulcrum of a seesaw. a. Calculate the load force exerted by the boy (Hint: What force is pulling him down?
8. ### Technology

A boy who weighs 30 kilograms sits on one end of a seesaw. On the other end there is a girl who weighs 20 kilograms. The girl is 1.5 metres from the fulcrum. How far from the fulcrum must be the boy sit in order to balance the seesaw?
9. ### science

a boy is able to persuade his father to play with him in a seesaw. if the boy wanted to get on the seesaw and to balance his weight against his fathers at what point from fulcrum should he sit?
10. ### math

Two boys weighing 60 pounds and 80 pounds balance a seesaw. How many feet from the fulcrum must the heavier boy sit if the lighter boy is 8 feet from the fulcrum?

More Similar Questions