What Are Some Examples of Second Class Levers?

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Examples of second class levers include doors, staplers, wheelbarrows and can openers. In a second class lever, the load is found between the effort and the fulcrum. The direction of the effort and the load are the same.

There are three different types of levers: first class, second class and third class. In first class levers, the fulcrum is between the load and the effort. The direction of the effort is opposite of the load. Examples of first class levers include see-saws, crowbars, pliers and scissors. In third class levers, the effort is between the load and the fulcrum. More force is required in a third class lever to move an object. Examples of third class levers include a broom, a hoe, a fishing rod and a baseball bat.