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## Homework Statement

What is the change in pressure on a special-op soldier who must scuba dive at a depth of 20 m in seawater one day and parachute at an altitude of 7.6 km the next day? Assume that the average air density within the altitude

range is 0.87 kg/m

^{3}.

## Homework Equations

p=p

_{0}+ ρgh

## The Attempt at a Solution

I understand how to calculate pressure using the above formula for something at the surface, but how do I apply it to a high altitude? In the solution manual, they just ignore atmospheric pressure, so I am confused. At that high altitude, doesn't it mean the person is not affected by the usual atmospheric pressure of 1 atm?