Mechanical Aptitude – Pulley Question #1

Pulley Question #1

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Today we will be covering pulleys.

The Problem

If both pulleys both have the same amount of weight, witch weight will require the most effort to pull?

Pulley Example 1

1. Weight X requires the most effort.
2. Weight Y requires the most effort.
3. They both require the same amount of effort.

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The Answer

The correct answer is #1. This pulley simply changes the direction of the weight and does not provide any mechanical advantage.

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