The function of a Inclined plane

By Eric Cardoso and Keegan Wolley

Inclined Plane

A plane set at an angle to the horizontal, especially a simple machine used to raise or lower a load by rolling or sliding. consists of a slope between two points

Examples of Inclined planes

  • Slide
  • Ramp
  • Hill
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Dr. Skateboard's Action Science - Simple Machines 4 - Inclined Plane

Mechanical Advantage

The inclined plane allows a smaller force to be applied over a greater horizontal distance to produce the same change in vertical distance as without the inclined plane. This change in force and distance is known as the mechanical advantage.
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Real world example