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Pascal's Principle: Hydraulic Dentist's Chair

Imagine a hydraulically operated dentist's chair having a mass of 200.0 kg, and in it is sitting a 54.8-kg patient. The large piston beneath the chair has a diameter of 5.00 cm, whereas the small piston, moved by a pedal on which the dentist steps, has a diameter of 1.00 cm. What is the pressure in the interconnecting fluid when the dentist operates the chair? How much force must he exert on the small piston?

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