I have a test today in math, and we were given a bunch of practice quizzes with problems that will be related to ones on the test.
This word problem has me stumped... no idea how to solve it.
A hydraulic jack has two cylinders and the mechanical advantage is the ratio of their area. If the cylinders are 3 and 10 inches¸ what force on the small cylinder is necessary to lift a 308 pound weight?
Could anyone help me to understand how to solve this? The other word problems seemed fairly simple, but I have no idea what to do for this one.
Thanks for any help