Mechanical Advantage of An Inclined Plane Calculator

Calculate mechanical advantage of an inclined plane (ramp) easily with this free online calculator. Get accurate results fast!

An inclined plane, also known as a ramp, is a surface that is tilted so that one end is higher than the other. It is used to raise or lower objects. The mechanical advantage of the ramp is the ratio of the length of the slope to the height of the inclined plane. This online calculator can be used to calculate the MA of an inclined plane, given the slope and height.

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    MA = \frac{l}{h}


    • MA = Mechanical Advantage of Inclined Plane
    • l = Length
    • h = Heigh

    Examples of inclined planes include ladders, escalators, and children’s slides. For example, the mechanical advantage of a ramp with a length of 12 meters and a height of 24 meters is calculated as follows:

    MA = 12 / 24
    MA = 0.5