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**Undertaker** Hello,

I was wondering how much force it would take to lift a small hatchback car off the ground by the back axle? (i.e. so its just leaning on its front axle).

Assuming the car is 4.0 metres long, and has wheels at 0.5m from the back end, and 1 m from the front end, has mass 1000 kg, and the back end needs to be lifted till my hands are level with my hip, 1.00 metres off the ground. How much force would I need to lift it?

I calculated that i would be lifting 3.0m from the pivot, a mass of 10,000N, so 30,000 Nm, can anyone help me?