In question 3-37,we have P-p(ATM)=density * g* h and we get h as 8.3 m But the answer is 1.53 m.How and why?What is wrong in my approach?
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Pressure due to mercury is: Pm = 13600*9.81*0.12 = 16010
So, that is the pressure created by the blood and it will then rise:
hb = 16010/(1040*9.81) = 1.57m
Obviously, I have used constants I am aware of - subtle differences will give 1.53m...
Edit the density of mercury is 13560kg/m3 so that is where my error comes in...