The Inclined Plane Family. Inclined planes, wedges, and screws. Inclined Planes. An inclined plane is the simplest of the simple machines because there are no moving parts. A plane is a flat surface, and if it is inclined, one end of it is raised.
Inclined planes, wedges,
Imagine holding a block of wood and trying to pull it apart into two pieces. That would be difficult…
Now imagine a wedge (perhaps an axe) on the top of the block of wood. You hit the top of the wedge with a hammer.
Inclined Plane #1
Inclined Plane #2
is equal to 6/2, or 3.