# Barometer - basic

## Homework Statement ## Homework Equations

The given ans is 9600 as attached above, but i get 15 000.

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billy_joule

## Homework Equations

The given ans is 9600 as attached above, but i get 15 000.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Show your attempt so we can see where you went wrong.

Show your attempt so we can see where you went wrong. DrClaude
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Lets approach this from a physical point of view. What should be equal in both cases, and how does that relate to the density?

andrevdh
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Why do the liquid go up into the tube?

• stuc
Pressure acting on both liquids is the same

• stuc
andrevdh
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Can you relate the pressure to the height of the column of liquid in the tube?

• stuc
andrevdh
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Then construct the equation pX = pY for the two liquid columns, that is the two columns are created by the same pressure.

• stuc
Boyle Law>???

DrClaude
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Boyle Law>???
It has nothing to do with Boyle's law. It is actually a simple problem of statics.

andrevdh almost gave you the answer in his replies.

SteamKing
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How do you apply Boyle's Law to a vacuum? 