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How does a hydraulic machine work?

  1. Jun 7, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How does a hydraulic machine work?

    2. Relevant equations
    P=F/A

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know that these work because the pressure is the same throughput the system and that these are multiplier machines because the force is magnified by the magnified area, but I don't understand exactly how they work
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    Does the Wikipedia article help? :smile:
     
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