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A wheel and axle is a lever that rotates in a circle around a center point of fulcrum.The larger wheel (or outside) rotates around the smaller wheel (axle).Bicycle wheels,ferris wheels and gears are all examples of a wheel and axle.Wheels can also have a solid shaft with the center core as the axle such as screwdriver or drill bit or the log in a log rolling contest.

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