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Ramps and Inclined Planes

When the Egyptians built their massive pyramids, they faced the engineering challenge of how to lift the heavy stone blocks vertically into position. The Egyptians may have moved the blocks up ramps (or inclined planes) constructed along the side of the pyramid.

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Source: Lab #12C

Essential Physics 3rd Ed. Student Textbook

Ramps and Inclined Planes