You are trying to move a large rock usinga steel rod as a lever. Will it be more effective to place thefulcrum nearer to your hands or nearer to the rock?

You are trying to move a large rock usinga steel rod as a lever. Will it be more effective to place thefulcrum nearer to your hands or nearer to the rock?

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asked 2021-04-24
You are trying to move a large rock usinga steel rod as a lever. Will it be more effective to place thefulcrum nearer to your hands or nearer to the rock?

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2021-04-26
Near the rock
W = F*D, so a higher distance will result in more work beingdone.
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