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- Homework Statement
- how far from the mercury surface must a horizontal line be drawn in a 2 meter square gate whose one side is at the fluid surface so that the hydrostatic forces in the two newly formed surfaces are equal

- Relevant Equations
- 1) F = yAh

where y= specific weight

A is the cross sectional area

h is the distance from the centroid to the surface of the fluid.

**Homework Statement:**how far from the mercury surface must a horizontal line be drawn in a 2 meter square gate whose one side is at the fluid surface so that the hydrostatic forces in the two newly formed surfaces are equal

**Homework Equations:**1) F = yAh

where y= specific weight

A is the cross sectional area

h is the distance from the centroid to the surface of the fluid.

I tried to visualize the problem. Can someone draw the diagram needed. So that i can solve the problem. thanks