Answer to Question #1388 in Mechanics | Relativity for Jon ALlen

Question #1388
A pipe contains water at 5.6 × 105 Pa above atmospheric pressure. If you patch a 4.66 mm diameter hole in the pipe with a piece of bubble gum, how much force must the gum be able to withstand? Answer in units of N.
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Expert's answer
2011-01-25T11:20:47-0500
The force would be
F = P/S = P/(πd2/4) = 4* 5.6 × 105 Pa / (π*4.662× 10-4 m2) = 3.28 × 108 N.

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