Unit of Mechanical Advantage of a machine?

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Why the mechanical advantage of a simple machine has no units?
M.A=Load/Effort.
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Andrew Mason
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Aladin said:
Why the mechanical advantage of a simple machine has no units?
M.A=Load/Effort.
thank you.
Because you are dividing a force by a force. It is simply a dimensionless number.

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It's a ratio of similar quantities. The units cancel.
 

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