Mechanical Aptitude – Lever Question #2

Lever Question #2

Welcome to our mechanical aptitude highlight series. Every week, we post a new free question to help you pass your mechanical aptitude test. We cover levers, maps, pulleys, electrical circuits, gears and tools.I hope you find it useful!

Today we will be covering levers.

The problem

You are given the problem below. The question is as follows:

Here is the required information:

  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Resistance Arm (D1): 20 Feet
  • Effort Arm (D2): 4 Feet

What effort is required to be applied to the effort end to lift the weight?

Lever Question Example 2

1. 1300
2. 900
3. 850
4. 910

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The Answer

The correct answer is #2, 900. If you would like to find out how I reached this answer, have a look at our free sample questions – levers.

Steve S

Hi everybody, I’m Steve. I’m a 25 year old dude from Ontario, Canada who makes a living in the mines as an Elecrician. As you can see I enjoy the outdoors and all its activities from hunting to fishing and everything in between.

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