1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a sample of seawater taken from an oil spill, an oil layer 4.0 cm thich floats on 55 cm of water. If the density of the oil is 0.75 x 10^3 kg/m^3, what is the absolute pressure on the bottom of the container. p= 0.75x10^3 kg/m^3 g = 9.8m/s^2 h=.55m p=? pa = density of seawater?? 2. Relevant equations p=pa+ pgh 3. The attempt at a solution p = pa+ (0.75x10^3 kg/m^3)(9.8m/s^2)(.55m) 4 cm =??