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**(a)** In the case of the wheelbarrow, the output force or load is between the pivot and the input force. The pivot is the wheel’s axle. Here, the output force is greater than the input force. Thus, a wheelbarrow enables you to lift much heavier loads than you could with your body alone. **(b)** In the case of the shovel, the input force is between the pivot and the load, but the input lever arm is shorter than the output lever arm. The pivot is at the handle held by the right hand. Here, the output force (supporting the shovel’s load) is less than the input force (from the hand nearest the load), because the input is exerted closer to the pivot than is the output.

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Here, we use the concept of mechanical advantage.

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An even longer handle would reduce the force needed to lift the load. The MA here is:

Reference : OpenStax College,College Physics. OpenStax College. 21 June 2012.

http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/college-physics

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In the wheelbarrow of the following figure the load has a perpendicular lever arm of

7.50 cm, while the hands have a perpendicular lever arm of1.02 m.(a)What upward force must you exert to support the wheelbarrow and its load if their combined mass is45.0 kg?(b)What force does the wheelbarrow exert on the ground?