# FREE MASS Mechanical Concepts Questions and Answers

#### 5,968 watts are needed by an elevator motor to drive the elevator. How many horsepower does the elevator's electric motor have?

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The solution is 5,968 watts divided by 746 watts.

#### An engine produces 90hp and is 90% efficient. So, how much horsepower is being lost due to inefficiency?

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The engine's total efficiency would be 90hp/.90 = 100hp. But the question is how much money is being lost due to engine inefficiencies. So we deduct the 90hp output from the 100hp output, which would be 100% efficient, and get 10hp. Inefficiency results in a loss of 10hp.

#### The force required to move 550 pounds one foot in one second is usually referred to as:

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#### How much work did a rock climber put in if he used 660 newtons to climb a 30 meter cliff?

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660N is multiplied by 30m.

#### A pipe connects two identical covered liquid containers. How much force will the connecting pipe apply if one side receives 12 lbs of force?

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12 lbs. Because the containers are of same size and are pressured, the weight will be distributed uniformly.

#### Daryl is using a pulley system to lift a 100-pound box, but the pulleys are only 50% efficient. How many pounds of force is he using to move the box?

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Power Output divided by Efficiency = PO/E 100/.5 = 200lbs

#### Mark must pull a truck for 1 minute. The truck weighs 115.5 tons. What is the bare minimum in terms of horsepower?

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To get the answer in pounds, multiply 115.5 by 2,000 (231,000 lbs). Next, divide that by the number of pounds a single horsepower can move every minute, which is 33,000.