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A wedge converts force applied to its blunt end into force ____ its inclined surface.

A perpendicular to
Explaination
The wedge is a moving inclined plane that is used to lift, hold, or break apart an object. A wedge converts force applied to its blunt end into force perpendicular to its inclined surface. In contrast to a stationary plane where force is applied to the object being moved, with a wedge the object is stationary and the force is being applied to the plane. Examples of a wedge include knives and chisels.
B parallel to
C opposite to
D along