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Tension problem #2

  1. Oct 19, 2005 #1
    This is the last one I need some help with.....

    What force must be applied to a small cylinder piston with a diameter of .32m to lift a car weighing 12,000 N that is supported by the piston in a large cylinder that has a diameter of 1.4m? Assume that there is an enclosed chamber in common between the two pistons and that the chamber is filled with hydraulic oil.

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  3. Oct 20, 2005 #2

    Doc Al

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    Hint: Pascal's principle implies that the pressure must be the same for both pistons.
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