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## Homework Statement

A car tire has a volume of 10 L and is inflated to a gauge pressure of 30 psi (207,000 Pa) at 20°C. How many air molecules are there inside the tire?

## Homework Equations

N = PV/ kbT

## The Attempt at a Solution

(207,000 Pa )x (0.01 m3) / (1.38 x 10^-21 x 293) =5.12 x 10^23

However, my instructor's answer is:

( 101,000 + 207,000 Pa )x(0.01 m3) / (1.38 x 10-21 x 293) = 7.6 x 10^23

Where is he getting that extra 101,000 that he is adding to the pressure??