Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 13 - Think and Explain: 65

Answer

"Water seeks its own level" because pressure depends on depth. Consider a long hose filled with water, often used as a level. If there is more pressure on one side, the water there pushes water up on the other side until the pressures are equal, at which point their heights are equal.
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