(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If you have two containers one with water (filled to 10cm) and one with mercury (5cm), how do the pressure of water and mercury compare?

p of water = 1 gm/cm^3

p of mercury = 14 gm/cm^3

2. Relevant equations

P = pgh where p is density, and h is height

3. The attempt at a solution

P water = (1)(10) = 10 (I am not include gravity since its the same for both and they are only looking for a ratio)

P mercury = (14)(5) = 70

Would the correct answer be: 7*Pwater = Pmercury ?

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# Homework Help: Water and Mercury Pressure

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