How to Calculate Counterweight

Ascertaining counterweight to equalize drives following both sides of a lever needs you to understand the physical science behind levers, explicitly torque. Torque is a sort of compel that follows pivoting questions, for example on the support–equalize purpose–of a lever. To figure the suitable counterweight, you need to know the weight and separate from the support on both sides of the lever.

Adjusting Counterweights for Levers

  1. Use the scale to analyze the masses of the two weights and note the estimations.
  2. Measure every side of the lever from the support to the finishes and note the lengths.
  3. Substitute your estimations into the comparison m1*d1 = m2*d2, where m is the mass and d is the separation.
  4. Provided that you have two known protests of diverse masses, substitute the masses into the mathematical statement, leaving the separations as the open variable on one side. Reproduce the lighter mass by the longer support remove, and partition the outcome by the heavier mass to get the other variable. This will furnish the support separation on the other side.