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1. What happens to the amount of force needed to move the right side when the fulcrum is shifted to the right?
2. What happens to the distance that left side travels when the when the fulcrum is shifted to the right?
3. When the fulcrum is shifted to the right, which side has a mechanical advantage and which side has a mechanical disadvantage?
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