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:
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: