# Hydraulic Brake Problem How to Start?

## Homework Statement

A hydraulic brake system is shown. The
area of the piston in the master cylinder is
6.41 cm2, and the area of the piston in the
brake cylinder is 1.69 cm2. The coefficient of
kinetic friction between the brake shoe and
the wheel drum is 0.449.
How large is the frictional force between the
brake shoe and the wheel drum when a force
of 44 N is exerted on the pedal?

## Homework Equations

$\frac{F1}{A1}$ = $\frac{F2}{A2}\frac{}{}$
A1 = 6.41 cm$^{2}$
A2 = 1.69 cm$^{2}$
F = 44 N
μ = 0.449
F = μF$_{n}$

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't know how to relate coefficient to this problem. Would you give me some hint please?