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## Homework Statement

In a tank full of water, the pressure on a surface 2 meters below the water level is

1.5 kPa. What is the pressure on a surface 6 meters below the water level?

## Homework Equations

Isn't this impossible? The equation given is P=hdg. (height of water column x density x 9.8m/s/s) and the density of water is 1.

## The Attempt at a Solution

So by that equation, the pressure 2 meters below would be P=2m x 1 x 9.8m/s/s = 19.6 kPa

and the pressure 6 meters below the surface would be P= 6m x 1 x 9.8m/s/s = 58.8 kPa

Am I misunderstanding something here?

Thank you in advance!