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Hydraulic Lift

  • Thread starter Gmaximus
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[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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Tide
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Yes, but what is the problem??
 
  • #3
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Start with [tex]\frac{F_1}{A_1}=\frac{F_2}{A_2}[/tex]
 
  • #4
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never mind guys, i did it right. The book was wrong.

The problem was solve for X.

Thanks anyway!!!
 
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HallsofIvy
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I wish someone would give me 280 pounds!
 

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