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" What are the total force and the absolute pressure on the bottom of a swimming pool 2.6 m by 1.6 m whose uniform depth is 2.0 m?"

My book says the force = density X Area X depth below the surface X g

so f = (1X10^3) X (2.6 X 1.6) X (2) X (9.8) = 81536...with 3 sig figs 81500. Tried entering both 81500 N and -81500 N and both were wrong. It seems straightforward so what did I do wrong? Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Force on the bottom of a swimming pool

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