a lever is a simple machine that uses the turning effect of a force

eg: can openers, scissors, tongs, spanners, hammers, brooms, tennis racquets, staplers



the turning point of a lever is called its fulcrum



the resistance to motion that a lever works against is called the load



the force used to cause movement is called the effort


check out this video




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