Posted by **Lisa** on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10:31pm.

the small cylinder of a hydraulic press has an area of 2"(squared). If a force of 10# is applied to the small piston, how much is the pressure within the larger cylinder increased, according to pascal's principle.

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**jai**, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10:50pm
is that, "force of 10 lbf"? if it is,

pressure is force per unit area, or:

P = F/A

P = 10 lbf/2 in^2

P = 5 psi (pounds per square inch)

so there,, :)

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