Problem 14.1: Hydraulic lift

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The animation shows a model of a hydraulic lift. The gray areas are circular lids on top of the yellow fluid inside the lift (position is given in centimeters). Restart

  1. What force is required on the left side to support the 40-kg mass?
  2. If the mass is lifted up 1 cm, how far down does the fluid on the left need to be pushed?

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

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