#### Question

Fig 3.40 shows a block and tackle system of pulleys used to lift a load.

(a) How many strands of tackle are supporting the load?

(b) Draw arrows to represent tension in each strand.

(c) What is the mechanical advantage of the system?

(d) When load is pulled up be a distance 1 m, how far does the effort end move?

#### Solution

(a) There are 4 strands of tackle supporting the load.

(b)

(c) The mechanical advantage of the system

MA = `"πΏπππ"/"ππππππ‘"`= `"4π"/"π"`= 4

(d) When load is pulled up by a distance 1 m, the effort end will move by a distance = 1 x 4 = 4m.

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Solution Fig 3.40 Shows a Block and Tackle System of Pulleys Used to Lift a Load. (A) How Many Strands of Tackle Are Supporting the Load? (B) Draw Arrows to Represent Tension in Each Strand. (C) What is the Me Concept: Concept of Pulley System.