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U tube problem

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Homework Statement


A simple open U-tube contains mercury. When 12.3 cm of water is poured into the right arm of the tube, how high above its initial level does the mercury rise in the left arm?



Homework Equations


density of water=1000kg/m^3
density of mercury=13534 kg/m^3



The Attempt at a Solution


no clue, im assuming it has something to do with density
 

Answers and Replies

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tiny-tim
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hi tigers4! :smile:

hint: if the mercury is h higher on one side than the other, what is the difference in pressure between the bottoms of the two sides of the U-tube? :wink:
 

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