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Answered 2009-01-29 12:02:53

In theory there is no difference in efficiency (it would be 1), but in practice I think a block and tackle would lose more force to friction in the pulleys and between the rope and pulleys.

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Is block and tackle a simple machine?

No. A pulley is a simple machine. A block and tackle is a "complex" machine, because it's made of several simple machines.


If a block and tackle is a simple machine What mechanical advantage does it give the user and what does the user have to give up in exchange?

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What type of simple machine is a block and tackle?

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What is a block and tackle used for?

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Why is Alan Page famous?

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Of a single pulley wheel, only that it changes the direction of the force ie: from overhead. > On a block and tackle system, 2 or more pulley wheels are used in a certain way to produce mechanical advantage. The simplest type of block and tackle offers a mechanical advantage of 2



Examples of pulley in simple machine?

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What is the function of a block and tackle?

A block and tackle consists of a system of pulleys with a rope and hook. It is a simple machine which lets you lift a heavy weight more easily. We say it gives you a mechanical advantage,or that it is a force multiplier because it lets you trade a large distance by which you pull the rope using a small effort for a small distance lifting the heavy weight. An example is an engine hoist.


How good was Deion Sanders?

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How is a block and tackle is used today?

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Why is the tackle on the offensive line called a tackle?

because they gone knock you out with a tackle


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What are the best tackle shops in Fort Lauderdale?

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