## Note on Lever

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A lever is a simple machine. It consists of a rigid bar which is free to turn about a fixed point called fulcrum. The weight to be lifted is the load and the force applied to the bar is called effort. The distance of the load from the fulcrum is called the load arm and the distance of effort from the fulcrum is called the effort arm.

There are three types of lever depending upon the position of the load, effort, and fulcrum. These are

1. First class lever
2. Second class lever
3. Third class lever

#### First class lever

A first class lever is one in which the fulcrum lies anywhere between the effort and load. Examples: Crowbar, seesaw, scissors, pliers, beam balance, the handle of water pump, etc.

#### Second class lever

A second-class lever is one in which the load is between the effort and fulcrum.

Examples: Wheelbarrow, nutcracker, bottle opener, oar of a rowboat, etc.

#### Third class lever

A third class lever is one in which the effort is between the load and the fulcrum

Examples: shovel, sugar tongs, finger nut cutter, tweezers, human forearm, fork, fishing rod, etc.

• lever is a rigid bar, which is capable of rotating about a fixed point called fulcrum.
• The types of lever are First class lever, Second class lever, Third class lever.
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### Very Short Questions

A lever is a simple machine which consists of a rigid bar which is free to turn about a fixed point called fulcrum. The principle of lever is, the nearer the fulcrum to the weight to be moved, the easier it is to shift, the farther from the fulcrum, the more difficult.

Long spanner provides more effort arm and produces more turning effort.

Because effort arm is increased according to the principle of lever less effort is required.

Lever is divided into three types. They are: first class lever, second class lever and third class lever.

Solution,

\begin{align*} \text {Load}\: (L) = 40N\\ \text {Load arm}\: (L. d) = 2m\\ \text {Effort arm}\: (E.d) = 4m\\ \text {Effort} (E) =?\\ \text {According to the principle of lever,} \\ \text {Load} \times \text {Load arm} &= \text {Effort} \times \text {Effort arm} \\ \text {or,}\: 40 \times 2 = E \times 4 \\ \text {or,}\: 80/4 &= E \\ \text {or,}\: E = 20N \\ \text {Hence, the effort required to lift a load is}\: 20\:N. \\\end{align*}

Solution:

\begin{align*} \text {Load}\: (L) = 600N \\\text {Load arm}\: (L. d) = 0.5\\ \text {Effort arm}\: (E. d) = 1.5 - 0.5 m= 1m \\ \text {Effort}\: (E) =?\\ \text {According to the principle of lever,} \\ \text {Load} \times \text {Load arm} &= \text {Effort} \times \text {Effort arm} \\\text {or,}\: 600 \times 0.5 &= E \times 1 \\ \text {or,}\: E &= 300N \\ \text {Hence, the effort required to lift a load is}\: 300\:N. \\ \end{align*}

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• ### In first class lever ______.

none of these

fulcrum lies anywhere between the effort and load

effort is between the load and the fulcrum

load is between the effort and fulcrum

• ### Bottle opener is an example of ______.

Second class Lever

First Class Lever

Third class Lever

both b and c

25 N

20N

30 N

15 N

force arm

fulcrum

effort arm

effort arm

fulcrum

effort arm

• ### The components of a lever are _____.

all of the above

effort

fulcrum

effort arm

effort

• ### Which of the following is a first class lever?

see-saw

scissors

crow-bar

all of the above

• ### Which of the following is not the first class lever?

see-saw

crow-bar

all of the above

wheel barrow

effort
Fulcrum
effort arm
• ### In first class lever ______.

effort arm is shorter than load arm

effort arm is longer than load arm

effort arm is equal to the load arm

load arm is longer than effort arm

• ### In second class lever ______.

effort arm is shorter than load arm

load arm is longer than effort arm

effort arm is equal to the load arm

effort arm is longer than load arm

• ### In third class lever ______.

effort arm is equal to the load arm

effort arm is shorter than load arm

effort arm is longer than load arm

load arm is shorter than effort arm

effort
effort arm
fulcrum
• ### Which one of the following is not a second class lever?

lemon squeezer

nut cracker

handle of the water pump

wheel barrow

effort
fulcrum
effort arm
• ### In a first class lever if we want to gain more force the position of fulcrum should be ______.

anywhere in between. The position of fulcrum doesn't matter.

in exact middle of the load and the effort

closer to the effort

• ## You scored /18

Forum Time Replies Report
##### Akku

What do you mean by MAof a lever is 3?

##### sachin

A second class lever need less effort to lift a heavy load,why?

##### 111

how does simple machine help to change the direction of force??