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# What could be done to increase the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane?

Updated: 8/9/2023

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12y ago

It decreasesThe greater the angle, the steeper the inclination, the less effective it is. The greater the horizontal distance traveled for every unit length of height gained, the greater the mechanical advantage.

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12y ago
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11y ago

the MA of inclined plane is

MA = length / height

Force is lessened over a longer distance, the longer the inclined plane the higher the mechanical advantage. -Hope this helped :)

Wiki User

12y ago

The forces are divided into a horizontal and a vertical component, so that you do not have to lift the weight in full directly.

The disadvantage is that you get more friction, so that part of the advantage is negated.

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12y ago

No. The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane depends only on its slope,

not on its height.

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12y ago

increase the length of the ramp