# Difference Between Mechanical Advantage And Efficiency in tabular form

**Difference Between Mechanical Advantage And Efficiency**

MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE | EFFICIENCY |

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It is the ratio of load and effort If a weight w is raised by a machine when effort P is applied Mechanical advantage = | It is the ratio between work done by the machine (output) to the work done on the I W machine (Input). Efficiency = |

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lf the mechanical advantage is greater than one, the machine will make our work easier. | We can never et more work out of a machine than we put in Le. a machine cannot create any energy. |

**MCIIAN1CAL ADVANTAGE**

**Definition**

The ratio between the load lifted and the effort applied is called the mechanical advantage of a machine.

**MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION**

If W is the weight lifted by the machine and P is the effort applied to the machine, then

The weight lifted by the machine

Mechanical Advantage =

M.A =……………………………. (3)

Since mechanical advantage is the ratio between two forces, so it has no unit. It is expressed n numbers.

**EFFICIENCY**

The ratio between the useful work done by the machine (output) to the work done on the machine (input) is called efficiency.

Efficiency =

………………………… (4)

Efficiency is usually expressed in percentage.

Eff =

The efficiency of a reel machine is always less than l.A perfect machine has 100% efficiency or 1

For an ideal machine

Efficiency = 1

Or = 1

Or output = input