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3.5 Simple Machines
3.5 Levers
3.5 Wheel & Axle
3.5 Inclined Plane
3.5 Pulley
3.5 Screw
3.5 Wedge
 

Unit 3 STRUCTURE AND MECHANISMS

3.5 Inclined Plane

The inclined plane is any flat, sloping surface.surface raised at an angle.

— It is a way of lifting a load that would be too heavy to lift straight up by using a ramp.
— The steeper the ramp, the more effort is required.
— Staircases are a special case of inclined planes.
When building roads or pathways the steepness has to be considered.
— Although the distance covered in a slight slope is longer than that of a steep slope, the effort required for the steep slope is much more.

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The barel was developed so that it could be rolled up an inclined plane to be loadedon ships, trucks, etc.

 

 

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