# Chapter 15 - Exercises and Problems - Page 282: 76

$1,976,371 \ N$

#### Work Step by Step

From the definition of pressure, we know: $F=PA$ $F=\rho gh (\frac{h}{2}(b_1+b_2))$ This simplifies to: $F=.5\rho g h^2 (b_1+b_2)$ $F=.5(1000)(9.81) (3.3)^2 (15+22)=1,976,371 \ N$

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