Mechanical Advantage of a Wedge Calculator

Mechanical advantage is the measure of vitality saved by utilizing apparatuses or mechanical gadgets. A wedge is one of the six simple machines. It is a triangular shaped tool used to isolate or hold objects. This online calculator is used to find the mechanical advantage of the wedge with length and thickness.

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Mechanical advantage is the measure of vitality saved by utilizing apparatuses or mechanical gadgets. A wedge is one of the six simple machines. It is a triangular shaped tool used to isolate or hold objects. This online calculator is used to find the mechanical advantage of the wedge with length and thickness.

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Formula:

Mechanical Advantage Wedge
MA = l / w Where, MA = Mechanical Advantage of Wedge l = Side Length w = Thickness

Wedge is in the form of inclined shape, with one end thickened. Some examples are axe, saw, staple etc.,

Example:

Mechanical Advantage of a Wedge

If the side length is 10 and thickness of wedge is 5, then
MA = 10 / 5
MA = 2


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