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Upward Initial Position of Mercury in Arm Rise

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A U-shaped tube, open to the air on both ends, contains mercury. Water is poured into the left arm until the water column is 13.1 cm deep. How far upward from its initial position does the mercury in the right arm rise? Please express your answer in mm.