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Homework Help: Hydraulic Lift

  1. Sep 12, 2004 #1
    [tex]F_1=x[/tex]
    [tex]F_2=4000lbs[/tex]
    [tex]A_1=1.5 in[/tex]
    [tex]A_2=21 in[/tex]

    So, i did:
    [tex]F_1=1.5/21 * 4000[/tex]

    Gave me 280 pounds.
    My book, however, disagrees.
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2004 #2

    Tide

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    Yes, but what is the problem??
     
  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3
    Start with [tex]\frac{F_1}{A_1}=\frac{F_2}{A_2}[/tex]
     
  5. Sep 13, 2004 #4
    never mind guys, i did it right. The book was wrong.

    The problem was solve for X.

    Thanks anyway!!!
     
  6. Sep 14, 2004 #5

    HallsofIvy

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    I wish someone would give me 280 pounds!
     
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