I was wondering what would be the reading of a spring balance if it is placed horizontally on a table with two blocks attached to it at the either end and hanging vertically downwards ?? Will that reading depend on whether the blocks are of equal weight or not .
For ex - If i have two blocks of of 1 Kg each hanging from both the ends, let the reading be x. CASE I: if i have two blocks of 1 kg and 2kg respectively how will the reading change assuming that the 1Kg block is always attached to the hook of the spring balance ?CASE 2: if i have block of 0.5 Kg and 1kg , ( 1kg is attached to the hook) will the reading decrease or increase?