# Mechanical Aptitude – Gear Question #1

## Gear Question #1

Welcome to our mechanical aptitude highlight series. Every week, we post a new free question to help you pass your mechanical aptitude test. We cover levers, maps, pulleys, electrical circuits, gears and tools.I hope you find it useful!

Today we will be covering gears with no belt.

**The Problem**

You are given the problem below. The question is as follows:

If gear A is turning in the clockwise direction, in what direction will gear B be turning?

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**The Answer**

The correct answer is counterclockwise. If gear A runs in the clockwise position, the gear next to it runs in the opposite direction and so on. So taking this into account, by having 4 gears, gear B runs in the opposite direction of gear A.