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## Why is efficiency always less than 100 percent?

Efficiency is the percent of work put into a machine by the user (input work) that becomes work done by the machine (output work). The output work is **always less than the input work because some of the input work is used to overcome friction**. Therefore, efficiency is always less than 100 percent. via

## What one word explains why the efficiency of all machines will always be less than 100%?

Answer: **A machine cannot** be 100 percent efficient because output of a machine is always less than input. A certain amount of work done on a machine is lost to overcome friction and to lift some moving parts of the machine. via

## Can a machine always be 100% efficient?

Machine Efficiency

The output work is always less than the input work because some of the input work is used to overcome friction. Therefore, **efficiency is always less than 100 percent**. The closer to 100 percent a machine's efficiency is, the better it is at reducing friction. via

## Can a machine have an efficiency that is greater than 100 explain?

All machines are subject to energy conservation in that no machine can output more energy (do more work) than the energy put into it. In other words, **no machine can be more than 100% efficient**. Machines cannot multiply energy or work input. via

## How can we increase the efficiency of a machine?

For a lever, you can increase the machine's efficiency **by reducing the friction**. via

## Why the efficiency of a machine is less than 1?

Since a machine does not contain a source of energy, nor can it store energy, from conservation of energy the power output of **a machine can never be greater than** its input, so the efficiency can never be greater than 1. via

## What force prevents a machine from having 100% efficiency?

Machines are not 100% efficient because some of the work done by a machine is used **to overcome friction**. So work output is always less than work input. What must happen when a machine changes the size of a force? The distance through which the force is exerted must also change. via

## What is the efficiency formula?

Efficiency is often measured as the ratio of useful output to total input, which can be expressed with the mathematical formula **r=P/C**, where P is the amount of useful output ("product") produced per the amount C ("cost") of resources consumed. via

## Do all machines make work easier?

Contrary to popular belief, machines do not increase the amount of work that is done. Machines **make work easier by increasing the amount of force that is applied**, increasing the distance over which the force is applied, or changing the direction in which the force is applied. via

## Can a perfectly efficient system ever be created?

The fact is, **you can't make a super-efficient system without any waste**. No matter how good of an engineer you are, you can't invent a perfect engine. Simply put, a heat engine is a machine or system that converts heat into other forms of energy. via

## What is impossible for a machine?

What is impossible for a machine to do? **It can apply a force to an object in a different direction than the force applied to the machine**. It can increase the distance through which a force acts by exerting less force than was used on it. via

## Why is work output always less?

The output work is always less **than the input work because some input work is used to overcome friction**. Therefore, efficiency is always less than 100 percent. All machines make work easier, but they don't increase the amount of work that is done. via

## Can efficiency ever exceed 100 %?

Generally, energy conversion efficiency is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1.0, or 0% to 100%. **Efficiencies may not exceed 100%**, e.g., for a perpetual motion machine. However, other effectiveness measures that can exceed 1.0 are used for heat pumps and other devices that move heat rather than convert it. via

## What is the most energy efficient machine?

"**The bicycle** is the most efficient machine ever created. Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of 3,000 miles per gallon." â€”Bill Strickland Chart by Kirkpatrick Sale ranks energy efficiency from low end (mouse, plane, car) to supreme (human on bicycle). via

## What is efficiency of a machine?

**The ratio of work done by the machine to the work done on the machine** is known as the efficiency of the machine. Efficiency of a machine = frac{Work output}{Work input} via

## What are the two ways to increase efficiency?

## What increases the efficiency?

Efficiency is about making the best possible use of resources. Efficient firms maximise outputs from given inputs, and so minimise their costs. By improving efficiency a business can **reduce its costs** and improve its competitiveness. via

## What reduce the efficiency of a machine?

The two cases to decrease the efficiency of machine are **friction produced in the machine and the tightness of the parts of the machine** and also heat generated by the work done by the machine. via

## What is the law of machine?

The law of machine can be defined as the relation between the load lifted (W) and the effort applied (P). The law of machine is given by **relation P = mW + C**. Where, P = Effort applied. W = Load lifted. via

## Which force is responsible for the loss of efficiency?

Answer: The **force of friction between the** pulley and the rope. via

## Which is a result of using a machine?

Answer choices: **The mechanical advantage** makes the work output greater than the work input. The machine can put out force without having any force applied to it. A large force can be exerted through a long distance to have a small force exerted through a short distance. via

## What are examples of efficiency?

Efficiency is defined as the ability to produce something with a minimum amount of effort. An example of efficiency is **a reduction in the number of workers needed to make a car**. The ratio of the effective or useful output to the total input in any system. via

## How do you solve an efficiency problem?

efficiency = (10 + 20)% = 30%. This means in one day A and B together can do 30% of the work. Therefore, Number of days A and B together take to do 100% of work = (100/3) days = 3.33 days. via

## WHAT IS A efficiency ratio?

An efficiency ratio **measures a company's ability to use its assets to generate income**. Some common efficiency ratios are accounts receivable turnover, fixed asset turnover, sales to inventory, sales to net working capital, accounts payable to sales and stock turnover ratio. via

## What are 2 ways that machines make work easier?

There are three ways simple machines make work easier: **by increasing the distance through which force is applied**, by changing the direction of applied force, or by multiplying force of speed of the energy applied. via

## What can simple machines not do?

A machine **cannot increase the amount of energy you put into it**. So, why is a simple machine useful? Although it cannot change the amount of work you do, a simple machine can change the amount of force you must apply to an object, and the distance over which you apply the force. via

## What is the efficiency of all real machines?

An IDEAL machine is 100% efficient and has NO friction! **NO machine** in the real world is 100% efficient. ALL machines have some friction. Some input work is always lost to friction. via

## Is there a real perpetual motion machine?

Apparent perpetual motion machines. As "perpetual motion" can exist only in isolated systems, and true isolated systems do not exist, **there are not any real "perpetual motion" devices**. via

## Why is there no perpetual motion machine?

The first law of thermodynamics is the law of conservation of energy. It states that energy is always conserved. To keep a machine moving, the energy applied should stay with the machine without any losses. Because of this fact alone, it **is impossible to build perpetual motion machines**. via

## Why is a perfect heat engine Impossible?

It is impossible to construct a perfect heat engine. **Since it absorbs heat, its entropy is increased**. If it increases its entropy enough, it will ensure that the entire system has a net increase in entropy. via