1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What reading will we see on a pressure gauge that is at the middle and bottom of a fluid column? and why 2. Relevant equations P=pgh where p is density and P is pressure 3. The attempt at a solution Well according to the equations as the gauge drop lower and lower it should decrease in pressure meaning before the gauge is dropped in it must have a greater than zero reading on the gauge and as it descends it reduces until it reaches zero, however that cannot be the case because pressure will increase when an object is submerged under water. Does it have something to do with buoyancy?