Topic – Wedges At Work

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Wedges At Work

Wedges are simple machines. They make work easier.

Wedges can do different things. 

An axe is used to split wood.

The blade of a knife is a wedge.
It is used to cut food.

A doorstop is a wedge. You slip it under
a door to stop it from closing.

Did You Know?

Your front teeth are wedges. Wedges can cut up things. Your teeth cut a bite of apple away from the rest of the apple.

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