ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Practice Test 107135

Question 1 of 5

The wedge is a moving inclined plane that is used to lift, hold, or break apart an object. A wedge converts force applied to its blunt end into force perpendicular to its inclined surface. In contrast to a stationary plane where force is applied to the object being moved, with a wedge the object is stationary and the force is being applied to the plane. Examples of a wedge include knives and chisels.

A wedge is most similar to what other type of simple machine?

third-class lever

first-class lever

inclined plane

second-class lever