"Jim weighs 87 pounds and his Dad weighs 175 pounds. If Jim sits 10 feet from the seesaw support, how far, in feet, must his Dad sit from the support in order to balance the seesaw?" These problems are very hard...

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- Feb 16th 2013, 05:33 PMevilgummybearSeesaws
"Jim weighs 87 pounds and his Dad weighs 175 pounds. If Jim sits 10 feet from the seesaw support, how far, in feet, must his Dad sit from the support in order to balance the seesaw?" These problems are very hard...

- Feb 16th 2013, 05:46 PMPlatoRe: Seesaws
- Feb 16th 2013, 05:49 PMevilgummybearRe: Seesaws
Once again, read my post on the Rectangular Prism!

- Feb 16th 2013, 05:51 PMPlatoRe: Seesaws
- Feb 16th 2013, 05:53 PMevilgummybearRe: Seesaws
How can I, I don't know where to start? I tried adding all the variables together. Then, I divided the number part excluding the X by the volume. I'm talking about the rectangular prism question.

- Feb 16th 2013, 05:57 PMPlatoRe: Seesaws
- Feb 16th 2013, 05:59 PMevilgummybearRe: Seesaws
Look, I am sorry I yelled at you and didn't understand the rules, but sometimes, you have to understand that newbies are not always perfect. In that case, try canceling my ID out. That will help for both me and you. And I don't have to be "wasting my time." I am deeply offended. But I am very sorry (truly). I guess asking the teacher might help. But I don't have that kind of time. If you can suggest another website or forum that is created for "tutorials that will truly help." By the way, you sound like a robot.

- Feb 16th 2013, 10:49 PMibduttRe: Seesaws
Cool it down. if the mass M is at a distance of a from support and mass N at a distance of b from the support then the seasaw will balance only when M* a = N * b.

I think that should take care of solution.