Answer to Question #37342 in Mechanics | Relativity for Gerard Galam
4. Two young boys are playing at the seesaw that is 3.90m in length. The first boy, who weighs 20N, sits on one end of the seesaw that is 1.5m from the midpoint. The other boy, who weighs 22N, sits on the other end. If the seesaw is to be in equilibrium, how far must the second boy sit from the midpoint? If the first boy is to sit 1.2m from the midpoint, where should the second boy sit to maintain the equilibrium state of the seesaw?