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# What do pulleys do to the direction of a force?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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If you have a pulley, it will make lifting an object up easier. since it is easier for someone to pull something down then pick up, a pulley is made to pull the object up, in a way where you only have to pull down. (Because that's easier)

for example, if your friend tries to life you off the ground, that is a lot harder. but, if you put a rope over a branch, hold on to one end, and have your friend pull the rope down or away from you, which will raise you up, it is a lot easier, and more convenient

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### What does a pulley do to the direction of a force?

Pulleys change the direction of a force.

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### What do fixed pulleys always do?

change the direction of force

### How pulleys help humans?

can change a direction of a force

### What do fixes pulleys always do?

change the direction of force

### What pulleys are attached to an overhead structure and change the direction of force?

Lifting pulleys are attached to an overhead structure, and change the direction of force. You pull down, and the pulley pulls up.

### What ways can machine change the direction of the force?

pulleys, levers, pendulums

### Can you move the direction of two pulleys at once?

Maybe, depends on if you have the right force.

### What type of pully can multiply effort force?

Actually, pulleys cannot multiply effort force. It can only change the direction of the effort force.

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### What simple machine decreases force increases distance and changes the direction of a force?

Levers, inclined planes, and compound pulleys all do that.

### Does a pulley use less force?

There are a variety of different designs for pulleys, depending upon what you need to do with them. A pulley can be used to change the direction of a force without changing the amount of force that you apply, but there are also pulleys that do reduce the amount of force you have to use to lift something.