Levers Moment 

When a lever is in equilibrium the two opposing forces just balance each other. The moments on both sides of the fulcrum are equal. Take the case on the right. The 30N force 10m away from the fulcrum is just balanced by the 10N force 30m from the fulcrum. The moments are equal according
to the expression below


What is the minimum force that is required to lift the load with a force acting on it of 300N? Firstly the moments must be equal on both sides of the fulcrum at the point where the load force just balances the effort force.. 2m X 300N =
10m X effort


What is the maximum force that can be lifted with a force of 300N if the lever on the right is used? Firstly the moments must be equal on both sides of the fulcrum at the point where the load force just balances the effort force. 6m X load = 18m
X 300N 
