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## Homework Statement

The plug in a bathtub is 10cm

^{2}in area and is 0.8m below the surface of the water. What is the force of the water on the plug?

Given Data: Area: 10cm^2

h: 0.8m

too lazy to post attempts. sorry.

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The plug in a bathtub is 10cm

Given Data: Area: 10cm^2

h: 0.8m

too lazy to post attempts. sorry.

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If you are too lazy to post attempts, then we are too lazy to help you.

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Okayy fine. I get lost on what formula i should use.

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Let's see the formulas you are contemplating using.

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Hmm..

Formula for Pressure P=F/A ,

or Pascal's principle?

Formula for Pressure P=F/A ,

or Pascal's principle?

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OK, we now have a beginning. How is pressure computed? How is force computed from pressure.

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By multiplying Area and Pressure.

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By multiplying Area and Pressure.

Yes, that will give you force. Now you need to compute pressure. How?

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F=(density)(Area)(Height)(Gravity)

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F=(density)(Area)(Height)(Gravity)

This formula provides the weight of an object.

We need the pressure where the plug is located because then you can determine the force on the plug by multiplying it by area.

With formulas, units are very important. Look at pressure P. Its units are force per unit area. Recalling what I said earlier about the pressure depending on how far one is below the surface, what two things when multiplied together provide you with force per unit area?

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Hint: What is the density of water?

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density, gravity and height? Coz' height cancels out the m^3?

Sorry for messing things up.

Sorry for messing things up.

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So now you can compute the force on the plug.

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9800N/m^3 then what?

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9800N/m^{2}*

Sorry, been following the thread.

Sorry, been following the thread.

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9800N/m^{2}*

Sorry, been following the thread.

How can that be, sir?

Density * Gravity = 1.0x10

= 9800N/m

What made the cubic meter turn to a meter squared?

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Density x gravity x height, as you stated earlier.

(kg/m^{3}) x (m/s^{2}) x m

= N/m^{2}

(kg/m

= N/m

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With multiplying with the height the answer would be "7840N/m^2"

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The choices that are given in the book is

7.38N

7.62N

7.75N

7.84N

7.38N

7.62N

7.75N

7.84N

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Well there you go then. How do you get a force (N) from a pressure(N/m^{2})

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I have to sleep now, it's late night here in the Philippines.

Thanks again.

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