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    Attached is a diagram of an oil storage drum that is open to the atmosphere at the top. Some water was accidentally pumped into the tank and settled to the bottom as shown in the picture. Find the depth of the water h2 if the pressure gage at the bottom reads 158kPa(gage). The total depth hT= 18.0m.

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    Consider the pressure exerted by the oil column at the interface of oil and water. At this point, the height of the oil column

    is h1 m, and the specific ...

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    The expert determines the depth of water when the pressure gage reads a certain pressure. A complete, neat and step-by-step solution is provided.