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Seesaw Fun

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Two children at a playground are on a uniform seesaw that is supported at its midpoint. One child sits on the left at a distance of $1.5\text{ meters}$ from the fulcrum and weighs $350\text{ Newtons}$. The second child weighs $500\text{ Newtons}$ and sits on the right.

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How far from the fulcrum must the second child sit in order to have the seesaw balanced?

A

$0.46\text{ meters}$

B

$1.05\text{ meters}$

C

$2.14\text{ meters}$

D

$0.95\text{ meters}$