Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 10 - Fluids - Misconceptual Questions: 2

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

The force pressing on the bottom of each container is the area of the bottom multiplied by the pressure there. All three containers have the same base areas. They also hold water at the same depth of water, so the water pressure at the bottom of each container is the same. The forces acting on the bottom of each container are equal.
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