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Homework Help: Two hydraulic press joined by a lever

  1. Nov 2, 2012 #1
    The two hydraulic press are joined by a lever, the ratio between the SA of the first press is 1:100 and of the second is 1:50, find If a force 10 newton acts on the small piston of the first press a) the load b) mechanical advantage

    What is the load? Is it mass or force and which force
    And to get the mechanical advantage should I do total force on small pistols over total force on large pistols, but I don't even have the forces
    Should I do a relation between areas of the first press and the second and its forces ?? To obtain forces ?
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  3. Nov 2, 2012 #2


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    pistons, not pistols.
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