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Simple Machines Questions - All Grades

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Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by bamabryson
What is the formula for mechanical advantage?
  1. input force divided by output force
  2. output work divided by input work
  3. output force divided by input force
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by bamabryson
A wheelbarrow is an example of
  1. second-class lever
  2. wheel and axle
  3. inclined plane
Grade 4 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
What type of pulley is shown below?
Fixed Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
A broom is what type of simple machine?

Broom
  1. screw
  2. pulley
  3. lever
  4. wedge
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
Stairs are an example of which simple machine?

Stairs
  1. lever
  2. pulley
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 4 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
Look at the pulley and first class lever below.
Pulley Fixed Pulley

First Class Lever First Class Lever

Which statement best describes the relationship between the pulley and first class lever?
  1. the pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has a fulcrum between the load and effort force
  2. the pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has an effort force between a fulcrum and load
  3. the pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has load between a fulcrum and effort force
  4. there are no similarities between the pulley and first class lever
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
Grade 1 :: Simple Machines by LBeth
A doorknob is an example of which simple machine?

Door Knob
  1. lever
  2. pulley
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 9 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
If a machine has a mechanical advantage less than one, which of the following must be true:
(Think carefully)
  1. The Effort Force is less than the Resistance Force
  2. The Effort Distance is greater than the Resistance Distance
  3. The Effort Distance is less than the Resistance Distance
  4. The Effort Force and Resistance Force are the same.
Grade 8 :: Simple Machines by jlovering
What is the purpose of a simple machine?
  1. So we can do less work
  2. To create energy
  3. To make work easier
  4. To create friction
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