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This is a hypothetical question: since hydrostatic pressure is calculated as depth of water times its density, would a column of water less than a square foot in cross section still have a pressure at the bottom of depth*density of water?
For example, if I had a 1" thick by 1ft wide by 5' tall tank of water, would the horizontal pressure be 300 pounds per square foot? Or 1/12 of that?
For example, if I had a 1" thick by 1ft wide by 5' tall tank of water, would the horizontal pressure be 300 pounds per square foot? Or 1/12 of that?