ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Practice Test 718385

Question 1 of 5
Fixed Pulley

A fixed pulley is used to change the direction of a force and does not multiply the force applied. As such, it has a mechanical advantage of one. The benefit of a fixed pulley is that it can allow the force to be applied at a more convenient angle, for example, pulling downward or horizontally to lift an object instead of upward.

A fixed pulley is useful for which of the following?

multiplying the input force

changing the direction of the input force

multiplying the input distance

changing the direction of the output force