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Would a downhill inclined plane be a simple machine?

  1. Jun 19, 2012 #1
    Simply, what the title sugests, would going downhill on inclined plane be considered a simple machine? If so, how is this decreasing the amount of force needed?
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2012 #2
    Hi PinguNinja.
    A machine is any device by which the magnitude, direction, or method of application of a force is CHANGED in order to achieve some advantage,
     
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