Hello everyone, newbie here.. sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

We just went over fluids today. And I can’t seem to solve a problem that has to do with force due to pressure. The problem is: An open U shaped container is filled with water to the top. What is the force due to the water on side A?

Now pressure = (density)*(gravity)*(height) I believe.

Force is pressure*area. Since side A is a square, that’s simply length squared for area.

So I believe the equation to use in this case is Force = (density)*(gravity)*(height)*(Area).

But for some reason, I keep getting the wrong answer. Here’s a badly drawn picture of the container. Can anyone give me some pointers?

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9338/untitled5vd.th.jpg [Broken]

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# Homework Help: Force of water in a container

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