Relationship of force to pressure & area

Here’s another Flint Hydraulics Tech Tip: The source of pressure in a hydraulic system is resistance to flow caused by a load to be moved. The relationship of load weight (or force) to pressure is graphically represented in the Pressure Triangle, which describes the mathematical formulas used to solve for the variables:
F/p = A
F/A = p
p x A = F

“Force” (F) in these formulas is the weight of the load. Pressure (p) is directly proportional to load weight and inversely proportional to piston area (A).
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