Simple machines

Simple machines

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  • What is a wedge, and why is it so important?
  • It is two inclined planes put together.
  • A wedge is used to push to objects apart. I use them a lot!
  • Now you got it, forks are considered wedges too. Screws are also simple machines.
  • Would that make an axe a wedge?
  • A screw is one simple machine on another one. It's an inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder
  • The force and load go the same way on a screw.
  • So which way do the force and load go.
  • One example of a screw is a lid on a bottle
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