Nathan DeGrado and Becca Allen
Example of A Wedge
A zipper consist of multiple wedges that attach to the other side.
An ax is a wedge that is used to break apart wood or other objects.
A door stopper wedges between the door and the ground to keep it from closing.
The mechanical advantage of a wedge depends on the slope, and width of the wedge. Ex: A short wedge may do the job faster, but it requires more force to move the object upwards. Unlike a longer wedge that wouldn't require as much force, but more time.
Billy has a wedge with a length of 15cm, and a width of 5cm. He wants to know the mechanical advantage of his wedge. What is the mechanical advantage?