Enter the effort distance (m), the effort force (N), and the lever force (N) into the Lever Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Lever Distance. 

Lever Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Lever Distance. 

Dlever = ED * EF/LF
  • Where Dlever is the Lever Distance (m)
  • ED is the effort distance (m) 
  • EF is the effort force (N) 
  • LF is the lever force (N) 

To calculate the lever distance, multiply the effort distance by the ratio of the effort force to the lever force.

How to Calculate Lever Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Lever Distance.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the effort distance (m).
    • The effort distance (m) is calculated to be : 40.
  2. Next, determine the effort force (N).
    • The effort force (N) is measured to be: 30.
  3. Next, determine the lever force (N).
    • The lever force (N) is found to be: 100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Lever Distance using the formula above: 

Dlever = ED * EF/LF

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

Dlever = 40 * 30/100 = 12 (m)

Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

effort distance (m) = 60

effort force (N) = 70

lever force (N) = 90

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

Dlever = ED * EF/LF = (m)