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## Homework Statement

Determine the diameter of a piston if the working stroke of a piston is ##h## and if a working cylinder ##(720^\circ )## describes the following ##p(V)## diagram, where on the ##x## axis is a ratio between the current volume of a piston and the total volume (swept + clearance volume). The compression rate is 7.5:1.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I was able to calculate the height of the clearance volume (assuming it has the same shape as swept volume) by the following equation $$\frac{V_{clearance}+V_{swept}}{V_{clearance}}=7.5$$ so $$a=6.5 h.$$ And I honestly tried to calculate the diameter but everything I do leads me only to a ratio of some volumes, ergo the diameter falls out of the equation. I simply don't have an idea how to calculate the diameter of a piston.