Multiplying the force
|Using a 10 ml and a 2.5 ml syringe lift a 10kg brick with as little effort as possible. Which set up would you use?|
The hydraulic system above can lift the brick with little effort. The effort is magnified by this system
The system on the left can hardly budge the brick. Even though the brick may be lifted higher, this hydraulic system can not generate the force required.
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Explain how the hydraulic system above can multiply the effort to lift the brick. Click for extra, vital information.