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Brain teaser on inception pressure cookers

  1. Feb 16, 2012 #1
    Ok, so my room mate and I were talking and came up with this question.
    What would happen if you placed a smaller pressure cooker inside of a larger one?
    Both are rated for the same temp and pressure.
    Would the one inside reach double the psi?
    Would it blow up?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 16, 2012 #2
    Why would it? It's at the same temperature as the outer one and will therefore be at the same pressure.
  4. Feb 16, 2012 #3
    So it should just double the pressure inside the smaller one?
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