Turns out I missed the first part about raising one side heh. Anyway, looking at your work, you should beThings2do wrote: ↑September 10th, 2019, 9:46 pmThe kg/N thing was my error... I wanted the answer in Newtons.Justin72835 wrote: ↑September 8th, 2019, 9:11 pmBefore solving, I just want to note that force is measured in Newtons, so I'll give my answer in both kilograms and Newtons .Things2do wrote: ↑September 7th, 2019, 9:05 pmYou wish to raise one side of a 5,000 kg car to change a flat tire. You have a strong 2x4 to use as a lever, and a 15 cm high block for a fulcrum. The fulcrum is 304,000 µm from the load, and the lever is 1.52 × 10^-6 Mm long. How much force is needed to lift the car? Give your answer in kg.

Assume that the jack point is in the middle of the side, and that you need to lift half of the car's mass.

Sorry if that's not allowed by the rules or is overly complicated. I ain't read the rules that closely yet.

Hint: Not all of the values given are needed. It should be a simple formula.

1250 kg or 12250 N

If you'd've showed your work in some form, I wouldn't've hadta compute it myself...

I got this:

(0.5×5000kg)(9.80566m/s^2)(0.304m)(1.216m)=9061.998746 Newtons.

9060 N

{I don't round until I get my final answer, so I allow for a little fluctuation...}

Notes: You may have made one or more of the following errors. Without your work, it's hard to tell which.

Mm is Megameters, which converts to 1.52m. But, I gave the total length of the lever here, not the force-fulcrum distance. With that subtracted, you get 1.216m.

µm is micrometers, which converts to 1.304m. My answer seems a little high, but with made-up values... I tried running it through online calculators, but I wound up with 5 answers from 3 different calculators, without changing anything and with the correct units...

Edit: I might not have the right formula...

*dividing*by 1.216, not multiplying. When you divide by that you get 6125 N, which is half of my original answer.

If you're interested in the formula: F1*d1=F2*d2