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Examples of Pulleys

Pulleys are used to open and close curtains and blinds.

A pulley is used to make this ladder longer.

A pulley is a grooved wheel with a rope around it.


Pulleys are used for exercise, especially in hospitals, to help patients grow stronger.


Pulleys are used to raise and lower sails on sailboats.

Pulleys are used to raise and lower flags.