# Mechanical Aptitude – Gear Question #2

## Gear Question #2

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 a belt.

**The Problem**

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

It would be

incorrectto say that…

- If wheel Y is the drive wheel, then wheel X will have an increase in speed
- Wheel Y will turn in the same direction as wheel X
- If wheel X is moved closer to wheel Y, then wheel Y will turn faster
- If wheel X is the drive wheel then wheel Y will have an increase in force

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**The Answer**

The correct answer is #3. If wheel X is moved closer to wheel Y, then the belt will become loose and will not drive the other wheel.