• How Did The Actual Mechanical Value Compare To The Ideal Mechanical Advantage?

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Answer the following questions. How did the actual mechanical advantage value compare to the ideal mechanical advantage? The AMA value is usually lower than the IMA but for two parts in our table that’s not the case. For the first class lever, position 1) the AMA is bigger by .13 than the IMA which is 1. For the second class lever, position 3) the AMA is .25 bigger than the IMA which is 4. I think this happened because we might have not positioned the meter stick correctly on the fulcrum and/or the spring scale on the stick to lift the load. What did you notice about the input needed to balance the lever when you increase the length of the effort arm (distance between input force and fulcrum)? I notice that when i increase the length
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