## Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley

# Chapter 14 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 9

#### Answer

The water barometer would have to be taller because water is only $\frac{1}{13.6}$ as dense as mercury. Atmospheric pressure supports a column of water that is 13.6 times taller than a mercury column.

#### Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 268.

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