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A tank with a flat bottom is filled with water to a height of 4 meters. What is the pressure at any point at the bottom of the tank? (You can ignore atmospheric pressure when calculating your answer.) A. 18.9 kPa B. 9.8 kPa C.39.2 kPa D. 4.0 kPa

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Justin Parker on June 19, 2018

AnswerC.39.2 kPaExplanationThe the pressure in liquids depends on depth or what we call the liquid column(h), the density of the liquid(σ) and the acceleration due to gravity(g). h = 4.00 mσ = 1000 Kg/m3g = 9.8 m/s2Pressure Is given by;P = σgh = 1000 × 9.8 × 4 = 39200 Pa =39.2 KPa


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