Problem Statement: EE Board October 1993
A man can exert a maximum pull of 1000 N but wishes to lift a new stone door for his cave weighing 20,000 N. If he uses a lever, how much closer must the fulcrum be to the stone then to his hand?
- A. 10 times nearer
- B. 20 times farther
- C. 10 times farther
- D. 20 times nearer
The fulcrum must be 20 times nearer to the stone then to his hand.Solution: