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Homework Help: Magnitude of force question

  1. Jul 26, 2010 #1
    I've been having trouble figuring out this question:

    A container is filled with gas at a pressure of 3.7 times 10^5 Pa. The container is a cube, 0.10 m on a side, with one side facing south. What is the magnitude of the force on the south side of the container due to the gas inside? Answer must be in kN.

    Thanks to those that help :)
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  3. Jul 26, 2010 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    What are the sub-units of Pascals? If a Pa is a unit of pressure, it will be made up of units of Force and Area, correct? What are Pa in terms of Newtons and square meters? What is the surface area of that face they are asking about? So then, what would be the total force on that face from the pressure?
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