6th October 2019


Which kind of simple machine is a stapler?

It has a lever (the handle) and a wedge (the blades of the scissors). A more complex compound machine is a stapler and staples. A stapler has a lever - the handle, a wedge - the staples a wheel and axle - the pivot point for the lever and an inclined plane - the slant for papers to slide up under the staple dispenser.

Thereof, what are the 6 types of simple machines?

Usually the term refers to the six classical simple machines which were defined by Renaissance scientists:
  • Lever.
  • Wheel and axle.
  • Pulley.
  • Inclined plane.
  • Wedge.
  • Screw.

Is a ladder considered an inclined plane?

By definition, as listed on Wikipedia: "An inclined plane is a flat supporting surface tilted at an angle, with one end higher than the other, used as an aid for raising or lowering a load." This is exactly how we use a ladder.

What are the six types of simple machines and examples?

There are 6 basic simple machines; the lever, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, the wedge, the pulley, and the screw. Several of these simple machines are related to each other. But, each has a specific purpose in the world of doing work.
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