What kind of simple machine is a hinge?

Answer According to, a hinge is the fulcrum for a second-class lever, where the fulcrum is located on the opposite end of the force, like a door swinging on its hinges.Source:Eclect... Read More »

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Is a door hinge a simple machine?

A simple machine is the simplest mechanism necessary for changing the direction of force using a mechanical advantage. There are six types of simple machines: the pulley, the wheel and axle, the we... Read More »

What kind of a simple machine is a toothbrush?

No, its not a simple machine, it does not work on the principle of levers, effort, and load. So, first of all its not a simple machine.

What kind of simple machine is a doorknob?

There are seven types of simple machines--from the inclined plane, screw and wedge to the pulley, gears, lever, and wheel and axle. The common household item of a door knob is an example of a wheel... Read More »

What kind of simple machine is a screw?

In terms of a simple machine, a screw is an inclined plane in the round with a wedge at the tip. The wedge of the screw is the pointed end and the thread that wraps around the screw is actually the... Read More »