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Levers of the second order

In this type of levers, the load is situated between the effort and the fulcrum.

In the levers of second order, the load arm is always smaller than the effort arm. Thus always less effort is required to move a heavy load. 

For examples: Nut cracker, wheel barrow, oars of a boat are levers of the second order. this lever is also called force multiplier or effort multiplier lever.

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