Posted by Megan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:20pm.
A water tower is filled with fresh water to a depth of 6.38 m. What is the water pressure at a depth of 3.96 m?

Physics  bobpursley, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:24pm
take a column of area A, height h.
The weight of that column is density*volume*g=density*Ah*g
= 1000kg/m^2*9.8N/kg*A*(3.96)
pressure= weight/A
I measured depth from the top, I assume the writer here had that in mind.

Physics  Megan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:29pm
I'm confused about what A should be then? Is that what I'm solving for? I thought I was solving for pressure?

Physics  Damon, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:35pm
A cancels top and bottom

Physics  Megan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:42pm
Top and Bottom??
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