Now that it's getting close to Halloween, we're running a contest to hear your scariest stories! These can be scary stories that you've experienced or stories that you've heard and the story with the most reactions will win!
More pulleys allow you to distribute the force necessary to lift an object. Like if you had to lift a 40 N object, instead of having one pulley, you can have four pulleys with tensions of 10 N each in the ropes.
No, the force decreases on each pulley as the number of pulleys increase. Like in my 40 N example, the 4 pulleys each have a tension of 10 N in their ropes. However, if you only had two pulleys, they each would have 20 N tensions in their ropes. Take all the pulleys that are contributing to lifting into account.