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## Homework Statement

Piston 1 in the figure below has a diameter of 0.797 cm; piston 2 has a diameter of 4.32 cm. In the absence of friction, determine the force required on piston 1 necessary to support an object, m, with weight 983 N. (Neglect the height difference between the bottom of the two pistons, and assume that the pistons are massless).

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## Homework Equations

F1*d1 = Fp*d2, where d1 is the moment arm of F1, and d2 is

the moment arm of Fp.

## The Attempt at a Solution

(33.5 N)(pi*.003895^2)=F2(pi*0.0216^2)

F2= 1.08 N