Mechanical Advantage -The number of times the force exerted on a machine is multiplied by the machine. (Output Force / Input Force)
Mechanical Advantage (MA) Example
If a simple machine had a MA of 2, it would take just over 50 newtons of effort to lift a 100-newton load.
Ideal Mechanical Advantage
The mechanical advantage that a machine would have without friction. (Length of Incline / Height of Incline) ex. Doubling the length of the ramp doubles the mechanical advantage.