The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane can be calculated by dividing the inclined plane's length by its height. The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane represents how less work is needed to move an object up... More »

Relying on the principle that work done is equal to force multiplied by distance, an inclined plane reduces the force needed and compensates for the deficit by increasing the distance moved, making the work easier. The s... More »

The mechanical advantage of a single wedge is calculated by using the formula MA = length of slope/height of slope, where "MA" denotes the mechanical advantage. For a double wedge, the formula for solving the mechanical ... More »

The mechanical advantage of a single wedge is calculated by using the formula MA = length of slope/height of slope, where "MA" denotes the mechanical advantage. For a double wedge, the formula for solving the mechanical ... More »

The ramp, wedge and screw are simple machines belonging to the inclined plane family. Inclined planes makes it easier to move an object. Lifting an object vertically requires a great amount of force. Using a ramp require... More »

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An inclined plane works by reducing the amount of force needed to lift an object from a lower point to a higher one. The inclined plane is normally a flat surface that extends from the lowest point up to the highest, whi... More »

A staircase is an example of the inclined plane simple machine. A spiral staircase, however, is categorized as a screw. Another common example of an incline plane is a ramp. More »