"Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth" -- Archimedes

A Class 1 lever is a lever where the force and weight are on opposite sides of the pivot.

Example:

   Force          Weight
    \/               \/
  _______________________
 (_______________________)
            /^\

           Pivot   

Class 1 levers are useful for gaining a force or distance advantage by modifying the ratio of lengths on either side of the pivot.

Example: Seesaw.

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