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Inclined Plane

     Any slanted surface is an inclined plane.  A ramp is the most common type.  A ramp is higher at one end than at the other.  The longer the inclined plane is, the less force will be needed to move the load.  The only part of an inclined plane is the slanted surface.  

     The load and the force move in the same direction.  Notice in the picture that the force is pushing the lawn mower in the same direction it is moving.