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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**) Downward Force (weight) opposite the fulcrum from the object. - (
**y**) Length of Beam on opposite side of fulcrum from the object (see diagram). - (
**x**) Length of Beam on object's side of 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.

**(y) Beam Length:**computes the required length of a beam above the fulcrum for a lever to raise a weight (**W**) based on the downward weight applied (**F**) and the length below the fulcrum (**x**).**(W) Lift Weight:**computes the weight that can be lifted with a lever based on the length of the beam (**y**) above the fulcrum, the length (**x**) below the fulcrum and downward weight applied (**F**).**(x) Fulcrum Position**: computes the length from the object to the fulcrum needed in a lever to lift a weight (**W**) with a downward force (**F**) with a beam of length (**L**), where L = x + y (see below).**(F) Downward Force or Weight:**computes the mass needed to create the downward force (F) to raise the object with a lever.**L = x+y**: computes the sum of two lengths