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

A car misses a turn, sinks into a shallow lake, coming to rest on its side with the door horizontal and at a depth of 13.7 m. If the area of the car door is 0.67 m[tex]^{2}[/tex], what is the force exerted on the outside of the door by the water?

2. Relevant equations

Force = pressure * area

3. The attempt at a solution

p_total = p_atm + [tex]\rho[/tex] * g * h

F = (p_atm + [tex]\rho[/tex] * g * h)/area

F = (101325 N/m[tex]^{2}[/tex] + (1000 kg/m[tex]^{3}[/tex] * 9.8 m/s[tex]^{2}[/tex] * 13.7 m)) / .67 m[tex]^{2}[/tex] = 351582 N

That's what I've done so far, but it isn't the right answer, can someone help point me in the right direction? I know I did something wrong or forgot something but don't know what it is. Thanks in advance!

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# Homework Help: Help with pressure-force problem

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