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Physics of Matter: What is the air pressure on a jet at altitude of 15,000m?

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A jet flies at an altitude of 15,000m. What is the approximate air pressure at that height?

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P = d*g*h = gauge pressure
d = density of air = 1.3 Kg/m^3
g = 9.8 m/sec^2
h = 15000 meter
=> P = 15000* ...

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