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Piston 1 in the figure has a diameter of 0.27 in and is attached to a lever arm a distance 1.8 in from the pivot point. Piston 2 has a diameter of 1.3 in. An external force F acts on the

lever arm at a distance 20 in from piston 1 as shown below. In the absence of friction, find the force F necessary to support the 464 lb weight. Assume the height difference between the pistons is negligible.

Answer in units of lb.

2. Relevant equations

Forcein/Areain = Forceout/Areaout

3. The attempt at a solution

The picture is #1 on the attached files.

I'm not even sure you're supposed to use this formula, but I have no clue how to solve it. Can someone please guide me in the right direction. Thanks

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Need help with Pistons

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