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`W _"(lift mass)" = "F" * "y" "/" "x" `

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The **Weight Lifted by Leverage** calculator (`W = F * y/x`) computes the mass (W) that can be lifted by the use of a lever when the downward mass / weight and the two lengths (x and y) on either side of the fulcrum are known.

**INSTRUCTIONS**: Choose units and enter the following:

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**F**) The downward force (weight) opposite the fulcrum from the object. - (
**y**) The length of the beam on the opposite side of the fulcrum from the object (see diagram). - (
**x**) The length of the beam on the object's side of the fulcrum (see diagram)

**Weight Lifted by Lever (W):** The calculator computes the mass/weight (**W**) in kilograms. However this can be automatically converted to other mass or weight units via the pull-down menu.

A lever is a simple machine where the ratio of the product of the lengths and forces on opposite sides of a fulcrum are equal as is represented in the following equation: