Posted by **Jeff** on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 1:57pm.

A cone is filled w/ freshwater (w=62.4 lb/ft^3). Determine the total force on the inside of the cone. Height of 10 and base of 12.

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**MathMate**, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 5:47pm
The hydrostatic pressure is proportional to the height from the surface.

Force is pressure x area.

Net force is zero, since there is no movement.

Total force probably means the sum of all the scalar values of forces acting on the cylinder.

For this, you will need to integrate lateral forces over the surface of the cone, and add to the downward force acting on the base.

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