Mechanical Advantage: Definition & Formula


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Which of the following are simple machines?

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1. The fixed point which a lever pivots on is called what?

2. The vertical distance between two adjacent screw threads is known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of mechanical advantage and its relationship with machinery.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will prepare yourself to answer questions about the following topics:

  • Examples of simple machines
  • The vertical distance between two adjacent screws
  • How to calculate the mechanical advantage
  • Measuring the force amplification of a machine

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of simple machines and how they operate
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about determining the vertical distance between adjoining bolts or objects
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to figure the mechanical advantage of an incline plane and interpret it correctly.
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about assessing the force amplification attained by machinery in a different light

Additional Learning

Continue to study interesting facts about mechanical advantage by reviewing the lesson called Mechanical Advantage: Definition & Formula. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • What is mechanical advantage
  • Determining mechanical advantage in simple machines
  • Calculating mechanical advantage in a moving pulley