## What is the formula for IMA of a lever?

(b) The ideal mechanical advantage equals the length of the effort arm divided by the length of the resistance arm of a lever. In general, the IMA = the resistance force, Fr, divided by the effort force, Fe. IMA also equals the distance over which the effort is applied, de, divided by the distance the load travels, dr.

## What is the equation for AMA?

Measure the output force of the system. The pulley generates 100N of force from the 40 N input force. Finally, calculate the actual mechanical advantage. Using the formula we can find the actual mechanical advantage is 100 / 40 = 2.5.

**How do you calculate levers?**

In a class one lever the force of the effort (Fe) multiplied by the distance of the effort from the fulcrum (de) is equal to the force of the resistance (Fr) multiplied by the distance of the resistance from the fulcrum (dr). The effort and the resistance are on opposite sides of the fulcrum.

### What is the IMA of the system?

The mechanical advantage is a number that tells us how many times a simple machine multiplies the effort force. The ideal mechanical advantage, IMA, is the mechanical advantage of a perfect machine with no loss of useful work caused by friction between moving parts.

### How do you find the IMA of a pulley system?

A simple way to determine the ideal mechanical advantage to a pulley system is to count the number of lengths of rope between pulleys that support the load.

**What is a class 3 lever examples?**

In a Class Three Lever, the Force is between the Load and the Fulcrum. If the Force is closer to the Load, it would be easier to lift and a mechanical advantage. Examples are shovels, fishing rods, human arms and legs, tweezers, and ice tongs. A fishing rod is an example of a Class Three Lever.

## How do you calculate MA of a pulley?

The most accurate way of calculating the mechanical advantage of a belt driven pulley is to divide the inside diameter of the driven pulley wheel by the inside diameter of the drive pulley wheel. You can also compare the number of rotations of the driven pulley wheel to one rotation of the drive pulley wheel.

## How do you find the IMA of a block and tackle?

To calculate the mechanical advantage, we can either divide the weight of the object being lifted by the force required to lift it or we can divide the amount of rope we have to pull by the distance the object moves.

**How do you find the IMA of a wheel and axle?**

Wheel and axle. The ideal mechanical advantage (IMA) of a wheel and axle is the ratio of the radii. If the effort is applied to the large radius, the mechanical advantage is R/r which will be more than one; if the effort is applied to the small radius, the mechanical advantage is still R/r, but it will be less than 1.

### Is AMA less than IMA?

In any real machine some of the effort is used to overcome friction. Thus, the ratio of the resistance force to the effort, called the actual mechanical advantage (AMA), is less than the IMA.