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A.J.710
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I am sitting in the library just thinking and I have a general question about pressure. Basically think of the problem as a 5 gallon bucket filled with water and a water tight circle of some sort sitting on top. Now say I stand on that circle and the force is exerted downward compressing the water. Now for simplistic reasons if there is a hole in the side wall at the bottom of the bucket with a 1" surface area, would the pressure of the water coming out of that whole be the sum of the force exerted by me standing on top and the water inside the bucket? The water pressure inside is minimal. I just basically want to know if my body weight of 200 pounds divided by the surface area of the hole 1" would make the pressure coming out of the hole 200 PSI plus the minimal water pressure inside. Thats what I am trying to get at. Is the pressure directly transferred from my weight on top to the hole on the bucket or is there some sort of loss somewhere in the system where there won't be that type of drastic build up in pressure when I stand on top of the system.
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