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Why is "moment" used to describe the relative position of weights on a seesaw?
Moment = force X distance

2 pounds at 1 ft = 2 ft-lbs = 1 pound at 2 ft

On the seesaw, 100 lb at 6' = 600 ft-lbs moment = 150 lb at 4'
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