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# Can the actual MA of a machine ever be greater than its IMA?

Updated: 9/21/2023 Wiki User

11y ago

Mechanical advantage is a measure of leverage, essentially and = distance moved at input end / distance moved at output end, but the work done ( force* distance ) at each end is the same except there will be the inevitable friction losses inbetween,

The efficiency of a machine is work done at output / work done at input and can never exceed 100 % Wiki User

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