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Section 8.4 : Hydrostatic Pressure and Force

Find the hydrostatic force on the following plates submerged in water as shown in each image. In each case consider the top of the blue “box” to be the surface of the water in which the plate is submerged. Note as well that the dimensions in many of the images will not be perfectly to scale in order to better fit the plate in the image. The lengths given in each image are in meters.

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  3. 3. The plate in this case is the top half of a diamond formed from a square whose sides have a length of 2.