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Given: A steel (shear yield stressty = 20 ksi) pressure vessel operates at a pressure of 300 psi. The radius and thickness of the pressure vessel are 40 in. and 0.50 in., respectively.

Req'd: Based on the maximum shear stress theory (Tresca) what is the factor of safety for the pressure vessel?

F.S. =    (1%)