A hydraulic lift has two connected pistons with cross-sectional areas 25 cm2 and 630 cm2. It is filled with oil of density 690 kg/m3.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I found that about 63.5 kg of mass must be placed on the small piston to support a car of mass 1600 kg at equal fluid levels.

But then it asks...

With the lift in balance with equal fluid levels, a person of mass 100 kg gets into the car. What is the equilibrium height difference in the fluid levels in the pistons?

I dont know how to approach this one....any help would be great!

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# Homework Help: Pressure/force hydraulic lift problem

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