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## How to calculate lever effort force in Excel? ## What do you mean by effort force?

• The pressure applied to a body is called the effort force. Lever is a simple machine which amplifies the input pressure as large output pressure. Effort force applied on the levers can be calculated based on the given values using this calculator. The pressure applied to a body is called the effort force.

## What is the formula to calculate the amount of effort?

• Effort = (E(optimistic)+4*E(normal)+E(pessimistic))/6. If we can ask ten or more experts, we could even calculate the mean values and apply mathematical statistics with the concept of standard deviation.

## How do I calculate level of effort (LOE)?

• Setup - Create an entry area for calculating "LOE" (Level of Effort): Create a table with 6 columns: Start , Stop , TWFD , TWLD , Workdays , LOE . NOTE: INT (DateTime) provides the date's day portion. MOD (DateTime,1) provides the date's time portion This gives us the number of workdays including the start and stop dates.  