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