lever essay.pdf - A lever is a simple machine that is used to make it easier to push loads or heavy objects up This happens because when using a lever

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A lever is a simple machine that is used to make it easier to push loads or heavy objects up. This happens because when using a lever, you double the distance while reducing the force by half. For example, if you were to lift up 20 pounds up by 3 feet, you would be exerting 60 pounds of force. But, if you use a lever, by putting a board of wood over a fulcrum, and putting the 20 pounds on the opposite side of where you are going to apply your force, it will halve the force and double the distance. So, you are going to
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Unformatted text preview: exert the same amount of force either way. Examples of my machine being used are to lift heavy objects up. Some compound machines that include levers are scissors and pliers. Something that’s close to a lever is a seesaw. Scissors and pliers count as levers because of their handles. A seesaw is a lever because it has the same design as a lever. These are examples of the levers being used....
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