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Love it or hate it, math is an important part of rescue. Some rescuers enjoy geeking-out on the math, but if math isn't your thing, you can get away with a few key concepts and rules-of-thumb.

These topics are covered on the following pages:

- Mass and Force
- Unit Conversion
- Rope Angles
- COD Forces
- Fall Factors
- Friction Overview
- Friction Raising
- Friction Lowering
- Mechanical Advantage
- Calculating MA
- Using the T-System
- By Counting the Lines
- Safety Factors

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