Ramps in Ancient Egypt

Have you ever watched people unload their belongings from a moving van? The ramp propped onto the back of a moving van is a simple machine. A ramp is an inclined plane that works by reducing the amount of force needed to move an object.

scientists believe the ancient Egyptains were well aware of the concept of the ramp and used it to make their work easier while building the pyramids.

suppose that you are the manager of a construction team in ancient Egypt. Your team has to lift a boulder weighing 5000LB 50 ft into the air. How will you do it?

If the team tried to lift boulder straight up, they would have to apply 250,000 lb of force to it. Impossible! But suddenly, you have the idea of building a 200-ft slope leading up to the construction site, and the idea.


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