ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Practice Test 452992

Question 1 of 5
Second-Class Lever

A second-class lever is used to increase force on an object in the same direction as the force is applied. This lever requires a smaller force to lift a larger load but the force must be applied over a greater distance. The fulcrum is placed at one end of the lever and mechanical advantage increases as the object being lifted is moved closer to the fulcrum or the length of the lever is increased. An example of a second-class lever is a wheelbarrow.

14 lbs. If the green box weighs 35 lbs. and is 2 ft. from the fulcrum, how much force would need to be applied at the blue arrow to balance the lever if the arrow's distance from the fulcrum is 5 ft.?
175 lbs.
14 lbs.
7 lbs.
28 lbs.