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## Homework Statement

A hydraulic can crusher is shown in the figure. The large piston has an area of 8m2 and exerts a force F2 of magnitude 2x106 N on the cans. Calculate the magnitude of the force F1 exerted by the small piston (area 10cm2) on the fluid. Do not ignore that the large pistons is 1 m higher than the small piston.

## Homework Equations

P1 = P2

Thus

F1/A1 = F2/A2

Figure:

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## The Attempt at a Solution

What is the significance of the height of the piston ? I cannot solve it without knowing that information is it very important?

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