(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A vertical rectangular dam of width 25m contains water in a reservoir of depth 15m. What is the overall force exerted on the dam by the water?

2. Relevant equations

P=F/A .... F=PA

P = pgh

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm really not sure about this one to be honest.

I tried finding the Pressure (1000*9.807*15) and then multiplying that by area (15*25) but that doesn't give the right answer. Any tips would be much appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Force exerted on Dam problem

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