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## Homework Statement

In a cylinder & piston system, where is the weakest point on the

**cylinder**(the point that will break under increasing pressure)?

You may assume the joint between edges are as strong as the material.

This is homework for A-level students.

## Homework Equations

P = F/A

Surface Area of Flat Surface= πr

^{2}

Surface Area of Curved Surface = 2πrl

## The Attempt at a Solution

F = PA, if 2l > r, then curved surface will face more force and will break first?