# Mechanical Advantage of an Inclined Plane?

An inclined plane offers no mechanical advantage in the strictest sense. To move 100 lbs 10 feet up through a vertical lift requires the same force as achieving the same goal along a 50 ramp. The practical advantage is that pushing the object along a shallow incline is much easier even though it takes longer.
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