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A tank contains mercury, whose density is 13 600 kg/m3. Find the force exerted by the mercury on a circular plug at the bottom of the tank. The plug has a diameter of 2.54 cm, and is located 37.6 cm below the surface of the mercury.
general physics -
volume of cylinder above the plug
V=AreaPlug*heightmercury (note volume in cm^3)
change volume to meters cubed
now the weight of the mercury in that cylinder is density*g*volume