MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 53"
How Everything Works 18 Jun 2018. 18 Jun 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=53>.
53. Given a lever long enough, could you move the world?
Yes. Of course, you would need a fixed pivot about which to work and that might be hard to find. But you could do work on the world with your lever. If the arm you were dealing with was long enough, you could do that work with a small force exerted over a very, very long distance. The lever would then do this work on the world with a very, very large force exerted over a small distance.

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