# Two gears are connected and the smaller gear drives the larger gear. The speed of rotation will ____ and the torque will ____.

decrease, increase

Explanation

Connected gears of different numbers of teeth are used together to change the rotational speed and torque of the input force. If the smaller gear drives the larger gear, the speed of rotation will be reduced and the torque will increase. If the larger gear drives the smaller gear, the speed of rotation will increase and the torque will be reduced.