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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Pulley help us lift heavy objects

  • Bunny

    June 8, 2024 at 12:59 pm
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    A pulley is a simple machine that can help us lift heavy objects more easily. Here’s how a pulley works:

    1. A pulley is a grooved wheel with a rope or cable threaded through it. One end of the rope is attached to the object you want to lift, and the other end is pulled to raise the object.

    2. The pulley changes the direction of the pulling force. Instead of pulling the object straight up, you pull the rope in a horizontal or downward direction. This allows you to use your body weight or other forces to lift the object.

    3. Pulleys can provide a mechanical advantage, meaning they can multiply the force you apply. For example, a single fixed pulley doesn’t provide a mechanical advantage, but a double pulley system can allow you to lift an object with half the force you would need without the pulleys.

    4. Multiple pulleys in a system, called a block and tackle, can provide an even greater mechanical advantage. This makes it much easier to lift very heavy objects that would be nearly impossible to lift by hand.

    The key benefit of a pulley is that it allows you to lift heavy loads by applying force in a more convenient direction, and by multiplying the force through the use of multiple pulleys. This makes heavy lifting tasks much more manageable.

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