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Topic – Inclined Planes

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Inclined Planes

Simple machines help you do work. They make work easier. Less push or pull is needed.

A ramp is an inclined plane. It connects a lower place to a higher place. Inclined planes make lifting easier. They are simple machines.

A heavy box can be moved up a ramp and into a truck. Ramps can also help move objects down.

It is difficult to lift a box straight up. Pushing boxes up an inclined plane is easier.

There Are Many Inclined Planes

Cars drive on inclined planes to get to a bridge. Skateboard ramps inclined planes. A ramp for wheelchair users is an inclined plane.


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